Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


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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Sunday, May 26, 2013

I'm Tired...

"I'm 63 and I'm Tired" 
 by Robert A. Hall

I'm 63
. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked hard
since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired
of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired
of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought Mc Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble use their own money to help them.

I'm tired
of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities Americaprovided to them. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have:
1. the economy of Zimbabwe ,
2. the freedom of the press of China
3. the crime and violence of Mexico ,
4. the tolerance for Christian people of Iran
5. the freedom of speech of Venezuela .

I'm tired
of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Sharia's law tells them to.

I'm tired
of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U
.S. Senators from Illinois.

I think
it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly in an all-knowing government.

I'm tired
of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must not complain when Saudi Arabia uses the money we pay for their oil to fund mosques and madras Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired
of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.

I'm tired
of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think gay people choose to be gay, but I #@*# sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from "cool" people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired
of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers", especially those who aren't working, but living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track citizenship for any Hispanic who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military. Those are the kind of citizens we need.

I'm tired
of the trashing of our military by latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's a deal for those folks. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, while the critics of our military can be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl
in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of school girls in Indonesia because the girls were Christian -- then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired
of people telling
me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has looted the public treasury for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.

I'm tired
of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about "innocent" mistakes, "stupid" mistakes or "youthful" mistakes, when all of us know they think their only mistake was getting caught.

Speaking of poor, I'm tired
of people with a sense of entitlement who have air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

I'm real tired
of people, rich or poor, who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm tired, b
ut I'm also glad to be 63, mostly because I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.  Additionally,
he is an actor. He plays the coroner on CSI if you watch that show. He also is a Marine Vietnam War Veteran, but does not mention that he had his legs blown off in that war. This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States of America

Monday, May 20, 2013

IRS Offficial Lying To Congress

Here is video of IRS Official who over saw the targeting of Conservative organizations applying for tax exempt status.

Even the WaPo thinks she's lying... it might be time to think about a Special Prosecutor, dontcha think?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Shy Boy & His Friend Wow Audience...

Every once in a great while, on one of these talent shows elsewhere in the world...someone of HUGE talent shows up...

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Home

Chicago: The City of Firsts

Think California has screwed it up? Read this!
There are more people on Welfare in Illinois than there are people working.
Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year.
Their pensions average 80-90% of their income.
Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?
Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago?
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago.
221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
Here's the Chicago chain of command:
· President: Barack Hussein Obama
· Senator: Dick Durbin
· House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
· Governor: Pat Quinn
· House leader: Mike Madigan
· Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
· Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
· The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.
· Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago.
· Of course, they're all blaming each other.
· Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
· Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
· State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't
blame Republicans; there aren't any!
· Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
· This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us???
· George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.
· Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right,also in the big house.
· And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago.
That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house.
· The Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates.
But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."

Old steam powered wooden box factory

This is awesome!!! I work as a cabinetmaker, but to be honest, I love watching a people work in wood.  But, when it's in a 110+ year old mill and steam powered to boot , using processes that are extinct pretty much everywhere else, it's a hoot

In the beginning, they show the steam powered driver, the 2 balls on a swivel ? You can see them on top of the cylinder of the engine. When the thing is running, centrifugal force pushes those out, and that's where we get the term "balls out " meaning top speed !!!!!

Johnny & The Rat Pack: Singing the Blues...

One evening in June of 1965, while Johnny Carson still hosted the Tonight Show, The Rat Pack surprised Johnny by walking on stage and they all sang together.

This is supposedly the ONLY time Johnny Carson sang in public!
Quincy Jones, conducting the Count Basie band, is visible in the background.

This rare clip just has to make your day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Obama rated as 5th best president

 Via Linda D.
"Of the total of 44 US Presidents: Obama rated 5th best president ever."

Funny how things are viewed differently when the
SPINis put on it:

I was just reading a Democrat publicity release that said, "...after a little more than four years, Obama has been rated the
5th best president ever."
The details according to White House:

* Reagan, Lincoln, and eight others tied for

* 15 presidents tied for

* 17 other presidents tied for
* Jimmy Carter came in 4th, and
* Obama came in fifth...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Crushing Dissent: The Future of Liberalism...

Here's a video of Swarthmore College's Board Meeting.

As you can see, the meeting is hijacked by more than 100 protesters.  They literally clap down anyone with whom they disagree, or shout them down...this is what YOUR children are learning to do. Instead of reasoned discourse, they are being taught that it is permissible to shut down discussion. 
Here, in a two-minute video, is the story of Swarthmore today: feckless administrators abandoning the principles of classic liberalism – and the conservative students those principles protect – to hand the campus over to a bullying minority of leftist protesters. Would that this were an isolated incident.
That is our future.  Any opposition to the party line is crushed...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

For 4 Mothers, Not A Happy Mother's Day

For at least four mothers, this Mother's Day isn't such a happy one. One mother went to far recently to Pat Smith, the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, ripped Hillary Clinton,blame the death of her son on Hillary Clinton.
“I’m still waiting answers about everything. I do want to say one thing, though. I want to wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day. She has her child. I don’t have mine, because of her.”

Both Hillary and Barack Obama share the blame along with the media for the fiasco of 9-11-2012.  Obama because he's the  commander in chief, and is the only one who can authorize military action in situations like this.  LtGen Wm. Boykin(Retired) was on with Governor Mike Huckabee last night. Boykin was the latest official to put blame on the president for giving the stand down order.
“The order to actually engage troops in a rescue operation has to come from the president unless it’s a military facility and then the commander has certain authorities. But it has to come from the president to put troops in harm’s way. Now, in that case, because we don’t know enough of the details, that could have come from the commander from the Africa command who told them to stand down. But play that all the way out, who told him not to allow them to… You are under attack, we are going to be there. That was the whole point of it. And so to say that we didn’t know enough, I don’t buy that. I think that is incredible and I think someone needs to be taken to task over it.”

His 2 am phone call came early in the evening and Obama chose to go  back to bed...then on to Las Vegas for a political fund raiser the next day.

Hillary shares the blame because her office (if not her directly) refused to strengthen the security arrangements in Benghazi, despite repeated requests to do so...

The MSM shares the blame for this because collectively, they refused to cover this story during the campaign last fall...after Obama for months claimed that he had destroyed Al Quieda.  They continue to carry the water for him today, even after it's been shown that many who lead media organizations are closely related to people directly involved.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hillary Clinton Lies About Benghazi

There's no other way to put it. Hillary lied after people died.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Pat Condell: The Truth Is Incorrect

"What Difference Does It Really Make Anyway..."

With those words, Hillary Clinton doomed her chance of ever "occupying" the White House.  Well, Hill, I'll tell you what it means.  It means that you, Ambassador Rice, Barack Obama, and everyone connected to his administration lied to America about what you knew following the attack on Benghazi Consulate.  You didn't just lie a little bit, but for weeks.  America will take a lot of bullshit from politicians, but we don't like it when we catch you lying to us.

We never forget that.  I hope that you do run, so that you opponents can run this sentence and pound your lying eyes into the proverbial ground.
Stephen Lynch admits that the Benghazi Talking Points were completely false (May 5, 2013) [via squirrel zippers]
and, here is where she lies to Congress...
No, no, no, again, again — we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact and the American people could have known that within days,” Johnson said. “And they didn’t know that.”
“With all respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans,” Clinton shouted. “What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.”
I don't think any Secretary of State has ever blatantly lied to  Congress like this before especially in light of this. Congressman Darryl Issa isn't very happy about it right now...

What difference does it make? We know our politicians lie to us...they do it every day, but never to this extent.
 But to the Obama's just old news...

The Japanese and Islam...A Very Smart People!

via Lynda,

Hooray for Japan. If more countries did this there would be much less mayhem, murder, and troubles internationally.
I NEVER KNEW THIS ABOUT JAPAN .....................

Have you ever read in the newspaper that a political leader or a prime minister from an Islamic nation has visited Japan ?

Have you ever come across news that the Ayatollah of Iran or the King of Saudi Arabia or even a Saudi Prince has visited Japan ?

Japan is a country keeping Islam at bay. Japan has put strict restrictions on Islam and ALL Muslims.

The reasons are :

1) Japan is the only nation that does not give citizenship to Muslims.

2) In Japan permanent residency is not given to Muslims.

3) There is a strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan.

4) In the University of Japan , Arabic or any Islamic language is not taught.

5) One cannot import a 'Koran' published in the Arabic language.

6) According to data published by the Japanese government, it has given temporary residency to only 2 lakhs, Muslims, who must follow the Japanese Law of the Land. These Muslims should speak Japanese and
only carry on their religious rituals in their homes.

7) Japan is the only country in the world that has a negligible number of embassies in Islamic countries.

8) Japanese people are not attracted to Islam at all.

9) Muslims residing in Japan are the employees of foreign companies.

10) Even today, visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or managers sent by foreign companies.

11) In the majority of companies it is stated in their regulations that no Muslims should apply for a job.

12) The Japanese government is of the opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist and even in the era of globalization they are not willing to change their Muslim laws.

13) Muslims cannot even think about renting a house in Japan .

14) If anyone comes to know that his neighbour is a Muslim then the whole neighbourhood stays alert.

15) No one can start an Islamic cell or Arabic 'Madrasa' in Japan.

There is no Sharia law in Japan .

16) If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim then she is considered an outcast forever.

17) According to Mr. Kumiko Yagi, Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies , "There is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is a very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it."

My estimation of the Japanese has risen dramatically !

Judge Jeanine Piro's NRA Speech

via LegalInsurection