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Archive for April, 2010

The Hidden Cost of the Federal Tax Code

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Is Hillary really on BHO’s short list?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Selecting Hillary Rodham Clinton for the upcoming vacancy in the Supreme Court has been floated by a few sources.

Jammie Wearing Fool is correct in stating it would be a safe pick. She is in her second term in the Senate and will get support from enough other Senators in both parties (including the Socialist who, no surprise here, caucuses with the democrats) because they will support a member of their oh so exclusive club.  Selecting HRC allows our Dear Leader to claim victory in putting a far left liberal woman on the court with expending any of the little political capital he has left.

Ed Morrissey also correctly notes: “… best of all, Obama would be dispatching the one Democrat who could conceivably win a primary race against him in 2012 if his numbers continue to fall.  Once on the Supreme Court, Hillary would not step down to run for President, and Bill Clinton would be effectively neutralized as well.”

I stand by my advice from last October for Senator Clinton, run for Governor of New York State!

Either way, the President can appoint anybody he wants and can expect the same support from the Senate that previous Presidents have gotten from that body.  The President should keep in mind that both he and Vice-President Biden voted against Supreme Court nominees appointed by President George W. Bush on purely political reasons.

Monday Book Pick: The BIG Black Lie: How I Learned The Truth About The Democrat Party

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The BIG Black Lie: How I Learned The Truth About The Democrat Party by Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson tells how he escaped the trap liberal democrats have set for Black Americans and became a conservative Republican.

The Monday Book Pick Archive

SciFi Sunday : A reboot of Little Fuzzy by John Scalzi

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

SciFi author John Scalzi has written a reboot of the Hugo nominated H. Beam Piper novel, Little Fuzzy.

He figures that rebooting SciFi TV series is all the rage, so why not do it for a really good SciFi novel? He has permission from the Piper estate, even though the original Little Fuzzy book is in the public domain.

I’ve like what I’ve read of Scalzi’s work so far, so I’m looking forward to this reboot book.

What does the left have against Free Speech?

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

The modern American left has a long, and sad, history of attacks on the First Amendment.

A history they are obviously willing to continue.  Now the left is once again adding racist attacks to their resume.

“Oreos,” “traitors,” and “Uncle Toms“ are just a few of the ugly names that black conservatives have been called for having the audacity to oppose the nation’s first black president. According to AP writer Valerie Bauman, Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the conservative Frederick Douglass Foundation, has been called much worse. “I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” reports Johnson. “I’ve been told I hate myself.”

The great irony, of course, is that the need for blacks to fall in line rather than think for themselves is the worst kind of racial stereotyping—self policing. It is precisely this kind of ugly mob tactics that Democrats claim to find so abhorrent.

Then we have a member of Code Pink attempting physical assault on Karl Rove, and attacking his First Amendment Rights.  To make this story even more disgusting, Jodie Evans is a top “bundler” for the Obama administration, bringing huge amounts of cash for direct access with our Dear Leader.  Clearly Evans’ attacks against Mr. Rove are politically motivated.  Unlike other protesters who have convictions that know no political boundaries.

The left is nowhere done with their continued assault on the First Amendment.  With the Tax Day Tea Party protests coming up, there is an organized effort to disrupt them and to falsely portray the protesters as what the left is trying to paint them as. Respected polling organizations have shown that the majority of the Tea Party protesters are a cross section of America.  Not only does the left want to deny the Tea Party movement their rights of Free Speech and Assembly, they have to lie in order to try and get their twisted view of reality out where MSNBC can air their lies as “news.”

Friday B-Movie Pick: Dark Star

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Dark Star

From the mind of John Carpenter comes what is considered by many the perfect Traveller Movie. The crew of this small space ship has been on their deep space mission way to long, and things are starting to get more than a bit weird.

Friday B-Movie Pick Archive

Morning Quotes

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Expecting the mainstream media to exercise responsibility and integrity is like expecting a trout to perform calculus.

democrats: The party of Spin, Posturing, Demonization, Fear Mongering, Racial Division & Class Warfare.

“It Takes a Village of liberals to Raise a Kid With A.D.H.D., Rage Issues, and an Eating Disorder.”

“In historical fact, all of history’s despots, combined, never managed to “get things done” as well as this rambunctious, self-critical civilization of free and sovereign citizens, who have finally broken free of worshipping a ruling class and begun thinking for themselves. Democracy can seem frustrating and messy at times, but it delivers.” — David Brin

“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals — if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.” – President Ronald Reagan.

“Never trust anyone who calls himself a “libertarian socialist. They’re bound to be deeply confused, at best.” — Glenn Reynolds

“…. And if you’re going to try to lecture me on the importance of tolerance and understanding, on appreciating differences and respecting others and their opinions, then it will not help your cause to start off with a tirade on “stupid, evil, ignorant, racist, misogynic, homophobic, idiotic, bigoted religious rednecks.” — Jenna

Michael Moore is a capitalist millionaire, getting rich off left-wing suckers.

“When they can’t win a debate (can they ever?), leftists deploy what the late novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand called “the argument from intimidation.” Instead of trying to refute the other side, they label their opponents’ position evil, attribute sinister motives to its adherents, and charge that its proponents are encouraging violence.” — Don Feder

“Washington is the only place in the world where a gaffe is when a politician accidently speaks the truth.” — Charles Krauthammer

Obama White House is starting to push for a VAT tax

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

For those of you who don’t  know what a VAT tax is, it’s a tax on everything paid by everyone.

Given the massive debts our Dear Leader and the democrat congress have run up since taking control of the government, and their plans to keep spending, they need a way to fleece even more money from the American people.  The VAT tax they are talking up is certainly one way to do it, as long as you don’t care about the negative effects on the economy.  Since actually working to improve the economy clearly isn’t anywhere on the agenda for the Obama administration or Congressional democrats, keep your eye out for a federal VAT tax.

Andrew Klavan: We Report, You Obey – The MSM’s Dirty Tea Party Fetish

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Klavan nails the left’s extremely bias coverage of a cross section of American Citizens.

He’s not kidding about the pickup truck bit.  Far left MSNBC talking head did make that “pickup truck = racist” connection on the air.

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Monica Crowley:

During President George W. Bush’s two terms, you couldn’t drive far without seeing a particular bumper sticker: “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Now that Democrats control the White House and Congress, the left treats dissent as the lowest form of treason.

Plus this bonus QotD:

Greg Gutfeld:

Look, this debate is basic: it’s small government vs. big government. So how cowardly do folks like Blood and Frank Rich have to be that they can’t man up and defend their love for collectivism? The only reason they scream race, is because that debate scares them. They know a racial accusation prevents dialogue, because such a harmful charge far outweighs any benefits of winning an argument.