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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Monday, June 25, 2012

The Dream Act

With Mr. Obama weighing in with his version of the dream act giving citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants brought to this country by their parents, and thus seizing moment from the stupidity of the GOP, he has attempted to influence the Hispanic vote in the upcoming election.

My take?  Before any sort of "Dream Act" can be discussed, we, as a nation must secure the porous Mexican border prior to any sort of discussion on illegal immigration.  It's that simple.  No ifs, ands or buts.  Close and secure the border, and only then talk about what to do with the 12-20 MILLION illegals currently here.

My view is that those individuals must return to their home countries and apply for a visa, just as everyone else who entered the country accourding to the laws passed by Congress and signed into law by past presidents.  Circumventing those laws to enter the country makes every damn one of them a felon in my view.  They broke the law of the land, that being set forth by Congress.  Ask any one who has taken 5 or more years to get a residence visa and see just how vehement they oppose amnesty for illegals.

This president has proposed his version of the "Dream Act" in order to pander to the Hispanic community here in America.  It's not about "fairness" it's about gaining political favour with a voting block that just might shore up his stumbling candidacy.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Empowered Man

Today in BuzzFeed.com, an article was posted about a painting by the artist John McNaughton.  The post points out numerous times, that "The Conservative Artist..." as if political views are important to the art in question. I guess what really annoyed me was this quote,
"The Provo, Utah based painter has struck artistic gold with his series, tapping into a widespread libertarian distrust of Washington, as well as a deep-seated hatred of President Obama, which critics says is animated by racial bias."
Why  is it that anyone who opposes the policies of this president, Barack Obama, is "animated by a racial bias."  Could it be that people who oppose this president's policies just don't like the policies, or the direction is man is  taking the country?  What if THAT is the root of 67% of America's belief that Barack Obama is taking the country in the wrong direction?  What if everyone who opposes this president does so out of patriotism?  What happened to opposition being "patriotic"? 

It wasn't all that long ago, the Democratic Party was telling everyone from hell to high water that opposing the policies of George W. Bush was patriotic.  When did dissent to a president's policies morph from patriotism to racism?  What changed?

Here's the painting in question.



Personally, after all the pious crap that's been printed, posted, painted about The One, it's honestly refreshing to see a painting that mocks this man.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Washington's Parasitic Economy

Andrew Ferguson is interviewed by Reason TV...on the parasitic Washington, DC economy.




UPDATE:  As someone who lives in the Baltimore-Washington Metroplex, you see every day the effects of the influx of government bureaucrats.  None of them actually contribute a damn thing to the economy...and infact sucking at Uncle Sam's hind tit as they do, they are draining money that could be better off spend by the people who pay taxes. 

It's time to do across the board, 30% reductions in, not just spending, but firing 30% of the people who work for government...ALL branches of government.  Better yet, reduce the size of those working for Congress  by 50%...

Then, simplify the tax code to something along the lines of a flat income tax (20% for everyone above the poverty line).  It's not "fair" that someone who busts their ass and earns $1 million dollars a year, yet has to pay 50% of those earning to shore up a corrupt bureaucratic system that the country can't afford any more.

We won't see any of this happen until the government hits the bankruptcy skids, much like the Greek government is on the brink of.  No politician currently eating at the DC trough has the courage to do anything like the draconian measures that will be necessary to save our Republic...more's the pity.

via Newsalert

Wish You Were Here, The Back Story

Ever wonder how that great album came about?  Here's a short video that tells the story...





via Newsalert.com

Fast & Furious: Afterburner by Bill Whittle

Here's Bill Whittle's Afterburner on Fast & Furious



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Robert Mangabeira Unger - "Beyond Obama"

Here's Obama's former law school professor dissing Obama...there are a series of one-liner's that skewer Mr. Obama in probably the harshest manner possible...



Heere's the money quote.
“The Democratic Party has no new direction. … [Obama] has failed to advance the progressive cause,” Unger said. “He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices.”
Keep in mind this guy is a far left liberal college professor unloading on his protoge...

"It's All Bush's Fault": Episode 572

I found this on the Daily Caller article that describes the 2012 Obama campaign not having any new ideas...except blaming everything on Bush!  From the comments,
George Bush, who doesn't have a vote in Congress and who no longer occupies The White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obama's promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.
He broke Obama's promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.
He broke Obama's promise to end earmarks.
He broke Obama's promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
He broke Obama's promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.
He broke Obama's promise, to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America 's most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.
He broke Obama's promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.
He broke Obama's promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.
He broke Obama's promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.
He broke Obama's promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.
He broke Obama's promise to have chosen...

...and that's all Mr. Obama has been able to say for the past three and a half years. He still refuses to take responsibility for adding 70% to the national deficit...nor accept responsibility for the regulatory strangle hold his administration has placed upon American businesses. 

Last week, a journalist was excoriated for simply asking a "hard" question  of the president...something 99% of the DC press corps has refused to do.  Eventually, Mr. Obama will have to face voters and aswer for what his administration has done.   I suspect that he'll use the Jimmy Carter precident of being "retired by the voters."...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

No Bailouts For The "Little People"

With all the bailouts and payoffs the current administration has given out...it's a wonder that the "little people" aren't getting pissed.  My wife found this picture yesterday...I think it's an excellent commentary on just how much Mr. Obama's agenda has screwed up the country.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama Doesn't Like Questions

It seems Mr. Obama doesn't like anyone asking him questions. 

A One Term Proposition

Remember, he said it in 2009...and Bill Clinton did in 2010:

Wah Waaaahhh

Hmmm....here's a great political ad featuring the Peanut's adults talking.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fine?

Obama said the private sector is "fine". I beg to differ. My wife hasn't been able to find a full-time job in more than 4 years...and this idiot says that the economy is "fine"? What an asshole. I have spent the past 4 years worried about how we're going to pay our bills.

I've also been worried that if Mitt Romney got the nomination of the GOP that he'd not be tough enough, or his campaign nimble enough to defeat the Politician in Chief who currently resides in the White House. I've been worried that we were facing a John McCain redux...but here's some evidence that my concerns may be misplaced. Here's the Romney campaigns answer to the "fine" comments of Obama...




It's quite possible that the Romney campaign has realized that the media will do anything they can to scuttle his candidacy...something McCain never learned...

via Powerline.

UPDATE:  Not even Axelrod can answer a point blank question on this asinine comment:

Friday, June 08, 2012

PoliWood

Fred Barnes appears on Poliwood.


Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tanks...Lots of Fun

I've been playing a game called World of Tanks. It's a Massively Multi-Player Online Game...and it's loads of fun. After all...you get to run tanks from the 1920's through the mid-1950's...and it's lots of fun blowing up stuff. But..here's one of the tanks in the game. It's an M5 Stuart light tank.



...and as  light tanks go, it's a decent tank.   If you're interested go to www.worldoftanks.com.  It's lots of fun and you'll meet people from all over the world.  In my clan we have men and women from US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.  Give the game a look, and if you like it...give me a holler, my handle is Redwing6 and I lead "The Blues & Royals."

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Firewall: Up or Down



Here's Bill Whittle's latest Firewall:




via Instapundit

Sunday, June 03, 2012

When WIll Obama Be Held Accountable?

When will the JournoLists of the MSM finally hold Mr. Obama to the standard that he set at the beginning of this term? If not now, when?




By his own words, said three years ago, he's a failure and should be a one-term president. I hope in November, we can fulfill his request.



Police Abusing Power

Law enforcement in this country is beginning to believe that they don't have to follow either the Constitution, or any other laws.  Recently in North Carolina, a black Dodge Charger was filmed driving erratically on the freeway, but according to news reports, The Secret Service owns the care and the was acting "...in an 'official' capacity"?  I call this bullshit. 





The Secret Service has no authority on the roads.  Yet another example of too much police power at all levels of government.  Too many cops don't think that any laws are binding upon them.  "Law Enforcement" has run amuck with police all over the country arresting people for filming them.

Recently in Chicago, police arrested a journalist for filming them.  The cop was caught on camera saying, "your 1st Amendment rights can be suspended..."  Homeland Security needs to be abolished along with the DEA, ATF along with Federal Security Police.