Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year: IDF Style

via LegalInsurrection

ObamaNomics

Here are some startling facts about our current president's policy effects...
  1. Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion. This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has.
  2. The real unemployment rate is a jaw-dropping 11 percent.
  3. Every fifth man you pass on your way to work is now out of work.
  4. College graduates are now 34% less likely to find a job under Obama than they were under President George W. Bush.
  5. Every seventh person you pass on the sidewalk now relies on food stamps.
  6. The ravages of the Obama economy now mean that more Americans live under the federal poverty line than at any time in U.S. history since records have been kept.
  7. Under President Barack Obama, every fifth child in America now lives in poverty.
I don't know about you, but I've had just about enough of this man.  I'm barely keeping my head above water, financially.  My wife can't find full time work.  No one is hiring...yet, the MSM tells us "things are getting better."  For whom?  Not me...

Obama
Must
Go!

It's time for a change...but those choices we have so far in the GOP primary process aren't the ones that can do the job.  Here's a comment I mad on Powerlineblog's endorsement of Mitt Romney:
John, despite your endorsement…Romeny ISN’T electable. He’s not won an election of any sort since he narrowly won the gubenatorial election in Massachusetts. He chose not to run for reelection because he would have been solidly defeated, just as he was soundly defeated by an even worse candidate in 2008 named John McCain. As the GOP “elite’s” chosen “front runner” he wouldn’t represent those of the base.

He has soundly rejected the Tea Party movement and what that movement stands for. He’s a big government Republican…and those have just about ruined our party. He can only be called a “conservative” in Massachusetts…his continual flip-flopping, and defacto support of universal health care are repugnant to the principles upon which the Republican Party stands…as does his “big government” beliefs. This man are only marginally a Republican anywhere outside of California (which has ZERO chance of winning in the general election) or New England…which hasn’t gone Republican since Reagan.

Unfortunately for our party, the best candidates have chosen not to run…when we needed real leadership, we’ve gotten Romney and Newt or Paul…who will be just as disasterous as G. W. Bush (whom, while I greatly admire him personally, his “Big Government” policies have helped drive us to the brink of economic disaster).

It’s time for a change all right, but Romney’s not it. He’s more of “go along to get along…” that’s been the hallmark of the GOP Congressional Leadership & “elites.”…their “good intentions” have paved the way to economic hell.

I’ll choose someone else…Mickey Mouse, perhaps, he couldn’t do any worse than our “elite leadership” already has…
Rich Vail
Pikesville, Maryland
I believe that choosing Mitt Romney will be just as disasterous for the Country as it was for the Party to choose John McCain in 2008.  Once the Chicago political machine gets in gear...they will tear Romney a new asshole and we will in fact have 4 more disasterous years of "Hope & Change" that will be so bad, I don't think we'll be able to repair the damage that man can and will do to the fabric of our great Republic.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Obama is a Hypocrit: Chapter 934

In 2007 and 2008, Senator Barack Obama called George W. Bush unpatriotic for wanting to raise the debt ceiling.



During the campaign debates with John McCain, he promised a net spending cut...yet since then, he as president has added more than $5,000,000,000,000.00 to the national debt.





Now, in late 2011, he wants another $1,000,000,000,000.00...Mr. Obama, WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? The Democratic party's economic agenda has failed. Our national debt has passed 100% of our GDP. We've run out of other's people's money, and it's time to not just balance the budget, but cut it to the bone. Across the board spending cuts to ALL line items. 40% minimum to just balance the budget. That doesn't mean we'd be able to pay down the debt, just to service it. To service it we'd need to raise government income either by raising taxes (that would throttle the economy even worse than now) or by eliminating whole-sale governmental regulations that are killing the ability of businesses to grow. 

Eliminate several of the government departments that really have no use other than as jobs for SEIU members...Education, HUD, HHS, Commerce, "Homeland Security" (isn't that the province of the Dept of Defense?); as well as various agencies that are killing the economy through bureaucratic regulations, EPA, DEA, ATF, etc.  Most of these agencies have vastly over-reached their mandates and are actively injuring the ability of our economy to expand.

The Time has come for Congress to be swept clean.  Pass constitutional amendments that limit the time Congress may sit in sessionas well as term limits.  If we can limit the number of terms any president may hold office, why in the hell don't we treat Congress the same way.  Many of the bullshit bills passed these days are done by Congressmen and Senators trying to justify their inflated salaries and to pay of political constiuencies (See ObamaCare, TARP and the "Stimulus Package" that wasn't--right there is $3 trillion dolllars in wasted spending alone)...Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid and Nancy Pelosi are all responsible for the past four years of wasteful spending...but as Harry Truman once said, "the buck stops here" and here is Barack Obama's desk.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Inflating the Higher Education Bubble

A short video by the BlogFather, Glenn Reynolds...



via Instapundit

Conservative Bloggers, the Chopped Liver of the Right...

Over the past several weeks, a number of bloggers have pointed out just how well our Liberal counterparts are recompensed by the "progressive" movement, while we often slog along scrambling to make ends meet. Zilla of the Resistence joins an ever growing list of conservative bloggers who self fund their blogs...often to the detriment of their own personal bills.
Did you see the list of bloggers who were struggling in Jimmie's post from this past summer? Well most, if not all of them, are still battling to keep their heads above water. Jimmie's idea for a Great Tip Jar Rattling was a stroke of genius, because the politicians and those who donate the big bucks to them care nothing for the hard working bloggers whose work they benefit from, we are little more than doormats to them, if they deem to notice us at all. We are chopped liver; PACs and the politicians, even when they are unelectable losers, are kobe beef to them. Which is why Conservative Bloggers so very badly need support from their readers, because nobody else appreciates the work that we do. It is a much different story on the left, which is why they have the advantage, as The Lonely Conservative addressed HERE.
Most conservative bloggers have other jobs and other responsibilities. We do this because we believe the United States is the last best hope on earth, and we want our kids to grow up with the same opportunities we’ve had. Most don’t do this out of some love of the 1%. We do it out of love of freedom. We lose sleep, and work at night and on the weekends. I’m not whining, I just want people to realize that the conservative new media is doing a heck of a job without any help from the likes of billionaires like George Soros. Imagine what we could do with funding. RTWT

The truth of the matter is that the Left has a tendency to use it's propaganda tools far better than the Right does. They have long since systematically funded bloggers who work so hard to further their causes (as wrong-headed as they are), while the Right just bribes politicians (i.e. "campaign donations"). Jimmy Bise makes the point that just what Charlie Christ, who is a GOP elite favorite, yet lost disasterously to Marco Rubio in Florida in 2010, brought in campaign donations in 6 months, would fund...
Charlie Crist, who will be a continual thorn in conservatives’ sides if he’s elected to the Senate, raised $4.3 million in just one quarter this year. That much money could fund a good conservative news site for at least five years, if not more like eight. Do you know how much good reporting we could get with a budget of just $500,000 a year? Think about it. Play with the numbers. You think I couldn’t land Vadum and McCain for 70 grand a year, plus add in Ace and Moe Lane for blogging power at the same amount? That’s only $280,000. Set aside fifty grand for tech stuff (hosting, design, troubleshooting) and advertising, another 60K for expenses (to pay reporters to go on the road and for freelancers), 60K for an editor, and 50K to me for supervising the whole operation and there you go. There’s $500,000 a year. And that doesn’t count any potential income the site might get from outside advertising, which you know it’ll get. As the site grows, the budget can creep up, but only for people who will add direct value to the site, but we add on as advertising revenues warrant the increase.

Divide $500,000 into $4.3 million. That’s how long I could run a hypothetical conservative news site with the money dunderheaded conservatives gave Charlie Crist in just three months. Meanwhile, Stacy had to rattle the tip jar so hard his teeth ached to get just a few hundred bucks to do some original reporting in rural Kentucky. That’s ridiculous.

Now, how many scoops will that buy you every year, Mr. Rich Conservative? Four? Five? How do you like the idea of Stacy McFreakingCain prowling Capitol Hill five days a week and writing until 5 AM? How about having Matthew Vadum on ACORN’s ass all the time? You want traffic numbers? Ace and Moe will bring you crazy traffic and you can be damned sure that Rush and Mark Levin will be reading the news they report on their radio shows. We won’t be without contacts.


Most of us on the right blogosphere are stuggling to get by. Personally, for 50k a year, I could do this full-time and actually be able to get to a lot more political events...something I've had to stop doing since early summer. For $75k a year, I could cover all of Maryland as well as parts of northern Virginia and Delaware...PLUS, I could actually afford to get cable television and watch what's being said on news networds beyond ABC, CBS and NBC. I would love is FoxNews would start broadcasting their 6PM evening news on their local affiliates, just as the 1st three do...

We in the Conservative movement just aren't spending our money wisely. Bloggers are doing yeoman's work getting the message out, but, as Glenn Reynolds says, "something that can't go on, won't go on..." Those with the funds available, really should hit tips jars around the web on a regular basis...
That's my two cents...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Where Ever You Are...

The Military Wives Choir of the United Kingdom



via GatewayPundit

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah

Cheri and I would like to thank all those who have donated to us this year. Your generosity has helped us get past some rough spots. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to one and all. May the coming year be better than the last...

Taurus Judge

This is probably the best personal defense, conceal carry pistol available today.  You can either load it with .45 Long Colt shells, or 3" Magnum .410 shot gun shells.



I WANT ONE!  no, TWO!  One for me and one for Cheri.

SOPA

Here's a list of most of the corporations who want to criminalize the interwebs...

SOPA

Light Blogging...

Sorry blogging has been so light...I've been taking care of my wife following her cancer surgery and honestly just haven't been in the right frame of mind that past 10 days...thanks for all of your patience. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Waiting...

The Waiting...it was very early in the morning when I started writing this.  Didn't know how to say what I wanted to say.  I've been up most of of a long and sleepless night with...the waiting...

You see, my wife is going to have cancer surgery again. Hopefully, the third time pays all. So I sit here, listening to the clock tick for the seconds to pass by and merge into minutes, finally to hours. Waiting for the time to leave for the hospital...the waiting...

The worst part of all this is feeling helpless as my wife goes through an ordeal I can do nothing about...as we wait for the surgeon's sharp knife to descend...the waiting...

Hoping that finally, this will be the last time, while the bills roll in and not much left for them...the waiting...

Wishing it were me instead, but knowing that the world isn't how I'd wish it to be, but how G-d, B''H, intends...the waiting...

Just For Laughs....




Thanks Linda!

A Democrat Ladder Fail

Via the LookingSpoon...

Rich Perry: A Great Interview The Media Won't Show You

via Moe Lane, here's a excellent interview of Rich Perry.





Monday, December 12, 2011

Here's a independent candidate for president...he just  might win.



via daley gator

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tea Party Manifesto...?

The other day Glenn Beck made a statement that voting for Newt Gingrich for president would be only because you're a racist.  He made this broad-brush statement because he contends that Newt is a "Progressive"  in the same way that Mr. Obama is.  Mr. Beck, this time you go too far. 

I've never been a big fan of Mr. Beck, because I believe that most of his showmanship is in the same character as that of a used car salesman.  From beginning of the Tea Party movement, Mr. Beck has promoted himself as a leader of the "movemment."  Unfortunately, I have to disagree...it's not often that I come across something that really explains what many of us who call ourselved "Tea Party" members would like to see happen.  Darkstar, one of the commenters on Legal Insurrection blog has done it.  Here's  his comment from Professor Jacobson's  blog entry on Mr. Beck's stupidity.

Darkstar58 | December 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm
“If you’re against him but you’re for this guy, it must be about race. I mean, what else is it? It’s the policies that matter.”
Oh, I don’t know Beck, maybe stuff like…
Day 1:
Executive Order 1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House “Czar” positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress
Executive Order 2. “Mexico City Policy” of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the “Mexico City Policy”— to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.
Executive Order 3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers. No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.
Executive Order 4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital. (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.)
Executive Order 5. End the Attorney General’s Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary.
(Republicans may trick Obama into allowing this, but in case they don’t…)
Executive Order 6. The Keystone Pipeline Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries lower staggering energy prices, and create up to 120,000 American jobs.
add to all that, his “21st century Contract with America”:

1. Repeal Obamacare and pass a replacement that saves lives and money by empowering patients and doctors, not bureaucrats and politicians.
2. Return to robust job creation with a bold set of tax cuts and regulatory reforms that will free American entrepreneurs to invest and hire, as well as by reforming the Federal Reserve and creating a training requirement for extended federal unemployment benefits to encourage work and improve the quality of our workforce.
3. Unleash America’s full energy production potential in oil, natural gas, coal, biofuels, wind, nuclear oil shale and more, creating jobs, stimulating a sustainable manufacturing boom, lowering gasoline and other energy prices, increasing government revenues, and bolstering national security.
4. Save Medicare and Social Security by giving Americans more choices and tools to live longer, healthier lives with greater financial independence.
5. Balance the federal budget by freeing job-creators to grow the economy, reforming entitlements, and implementing waste cutting and productivity improvement systems such as Lean Six Sigma to eliminate waste and fraud. Pass a balanced budget amendment to keep it balanced.
6. Control the border by January 1, 2014 and establish English as the official language of government; reform the legal visa system, and make it much easier to deport criminals and gang members while making it easier for law abiding visitors to come to the US.
7. Revitalize our national security system to meet 21st century threats by restructuring and adequately funding our security agencies to function within a grand strategy for victory over those who seek to kill us or limit American power.
8. Maximize the speed and impact of medical breakthroughs by removing unnecessary obstacles that block new treatments from reaching patients and emphasizing research spending towards urgent national priorities, like brain science with its impact on Alzheimer’s, autism, Parkinson’s, mental health and other conditions knowledge of the brain will help solve.
9. Restore the proper role of the judicial branch by using the clearly delineated powers available to the president and Congress to correct, limit, or replace judges who violate the Constitution.
10. Enforce the Tenth Amendment by starting an orderly transfer of power and responsibility from the federal government back “to the states, respectively, or to the people,” as the Constitution requires. Over the next year, state and local officials and citizens will be asked to identify the areas which can be transferred back home.

That’s Tea Party principles put into actions, perfectly. Its exactly what we have been looking for, and exactly what we should be championing… Yet when someone outlines exactly what we want, we are to dismiss it or we are racist?
Copy this and send it to every single GOP candidate for President...maybe they'll get a clue.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

On The Rocks: The Picture Says It All...




Thanks Linda

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Merry Christmas: From HMS Ocean

Brilliant video!

If you have the time...take a look at the rest of the videos from the Daily Caller.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

French Night Club Act...

Now here's a great act....


An Entrepreneur?


Here's something interesting...





Lets get the players straight before we go on with this.
interpretation of data not verified but...

LARMONDO "FLAIR" ALLEN
His Companion: Kawanner Armstrong
His Sons : Christian Allen
Kwan Allen
Larmondo Allen, Jr.

His Daughters: Deidra Allen
Larmenshell Allen
Lamonshea Allen
Larmomdriel Allen
Larmerja Allen
Korevell Allen

AT AGE 25 - He had 9 Children.
(Could Kawanner Armstrong Possibly Be The Mother Of All Of His Kids?)

His Father: Burnell
Thompson
His Mother: Esther
Allen
His Stepfather: Bruce
Gordy


His Brothers: Burnell
Thompson
Edgar
Thompson
Wil
Willis
Danta Edwards
Reshe Edwards
Mattnell
Allen
Burnell
Allen
Lester
Allen

His Sisters: Shannail Craig
Lekiksha
Thompson
Gwendolyn Carter
Jessica
Willis
Katina
Gordy

Grandparents: Delors
Allen
J.C.
Allen
Anna Laura
Thompson
Will Thompson


So, lets see now....

His Father, Burnell Thompson, fathered his brothers Burnell, Edgar and his sister Lekiksha.
His Stepfather, Bruce Gordy, fathered his Sister Katina.
His Mother, Esther Allen, must have been unwed when she gave birth to: Larmondo, Mattnell, Burnell and Lester.
We don't know who fathered Wil Willis and Jessica Willis, or Dante and Reshe Edwards.
Lets hope sisters Shannail Craig and Gwendolyn Carter are married.

GOT THE ABOVE ALL STRAIGHT?
********************
NOW, THE REST OF THE STORY

He was 25 and had 3 sons and 6 daughters.
NINE welfare recipients collecting $950 each..... That equals $8,550 a month !!! Now add Food Stamps,  Free medical, Free school lunches, and on and on Do the math... $102,000+ /year.  Anyone out there, sittin' on their butt while reading this e-mail, making A HUNDRED GRAND doing nothing?  Now that, to me, is a real Entrepreneur.

(ALSO, BECAUSE OF THEIR FATHERS DEATH, ALL OF THE KIDS WILL COLLECT SOCIAL SECURITY UNTIL THEY ARE 18) EVEN BETTER...IF "FLAIR'S" THIRTEEN BROTHERS & SISTERS FOLLOWED HIS ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY--THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL $1.3 MILLION PER YEAR BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE!

IF ALL THIRTEEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS CAN DUPLICATE HIS FEAT OF 9 WELFARE STRATEGISTS THAT BREEDS 117 NEW RECIPIENTS COLLECTING $100,000/YR!!...OR AN ADDITIONAL $11,700,000PER YEAR...&THAT'S ONE DAMN FAMILY (And demands 100% the Taxes Paid by 1,000 avg. taxpayers)   And THAT is why this once great country is

BANKRUPT!!  ANY QUESTIONS?

Obama's Record

Here's a graph that's an excellent illustration of just what Mr. Obama has manged to accomplish in three short years...





Not a terribly distinguished list of accomplishments.  No wonder he's trying to go "populist" with his class warfare rhetoric.  He just doesn't have anywhere else to go.  The only place he can get support if from his own party since independents and moderates have abandoned support of him in droves.

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How to shuck corn without any hassle or silk..