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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Monday, July 29, 2013

Lynching: The Media & George Zimmerman

Bill Whittle's Afterburner:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Typical Liberal Hypocrisy

Carbon, Fact or Fiction

The following was sent by a long-time reader


Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?

Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good summary.

PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland . Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you.
Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.

I's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of
your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad,
Nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs.....well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time - EVERY DAY.

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over
One year - think about it.

Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which
keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change scenario.

Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention 'Global Warming'
Anymore, but just 'Climate Change' - you know why?

It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.
And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax - imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.

It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.

But, hey, relax...give the world a hug and have a nice day!"

I clicked on the Clarke Medal.....last link to see if this is ligit.........seems to be.

Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.
Born12 February 1946 (age 67)
Australia <> NationalityAustralian
Earth Science <> , Geology <> , Mining Engineering <> InstitutionsUniversity of New England <> ,University of Newcastle <> ,University of Melbourne <> ,University of Adelaide <>
Alma mater <> University of New South Wales <> ,Macquarie University <>
Thesis <> The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia <> (1976)
Notable awards
Eureka Prize <> (1995, 2002),Centenary Medal <> (2003), Clarke Medal <> (2004)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pure Detroit: A Liberal Legacy...

This is what 60 years of Liberal control looks like:

I lived in the metro Detroit area from Feb 2002 until Labour Day 2004 after I married my wife.  Economically, for us it was devastating. I spent 16 of those months out of work...having only been able to secure work when I first arrived.  My wife was working until her company was acquired by a guy who then sold off the various parts.  She was out of work for twelve months.  Eventually, we borrowed enough to move to the Baltimore, MD area, which was then booming.

In October of 2008, along with much of the country, Baltimore because a major recession area.  While the DC area has thrived, it has only done so for those who work for the government.  Pretty much the rest of the region is economically...still in a recession.  Spending is way down. In my industry (light manufacturing--cabinetry/carpentry) roughly 60-70% of the companies that were in existence in 2008 have gone under....mine has.

Detroit is symptomatic of what this country is heading toward within 20 years.  Congress, many states and municipalities have been spending money hand over fist.  Floating bond issues to pay for today, hoping that tomorrow will be more prosperous than today, and our kids can foot the bill for our profligate spending.

Here's to hoping...because today ain't so bright as yesterday...

UPDATE:  here's a link to a fantastic photo essay of what 59 years of progressive rule, in a one party town delivers...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A great gif showing how progress in Concealed Carry Permits have come to most of the states...and better yet, how Open Carry states have multiplied.

We've come a long way, but still have a bit further to go... 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dog Tags...Above & Beyond

This was sent to me by a reader:

The Chicago National Veteran’s Art Museum has an unusual work of art.

When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24 feet to the ceiling of the two-story high atrium.

Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above & Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein.

The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. Museum employees using a kiosk and laser pointer help visitors locate the exact dog tag with the imprinted name of their lost friend or relative. If it weren't for the United States military, there'd be NO United States of America.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Obama Supporters Sign Petition to Repeal Bill of Rights

You just can't make this stuff up.  A guy named Marc Dice hit the beach in California with a video camera and literally spewing some nonsense crap on "Supporting Obama's repealing the Bill of Rights."

This is  pretty scary.  Liberals and Democrats continually tell us that they are superior in intellect than any knuckle dragging Conservative ever could be...this utterly disproves that notion.

Here's another video of Mr. Dice getting ignorant Liberals in California to signing a petition to support the confiscation of legal firearms...

Via Instapundit

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Laid Off... the nature of Construction/Cabinetry, I've been laid off again.  My company experience a cancellation of several contracts so I would deeply appreciate if you could hit the tipjar to the right.  So, being conservative to me, means NOT going to the government for a handout but asking my neighbors for help.  So, please help.  I can't get unemployment because...

...when I shut down my shop in 2008, I didn't realize that being self employed, I wasn't eligible for unemployment.  I applied, and "received $5,203.00 of assistance I didn't deserve", I have to "pay that back" before I can get any unemployment benefits..., $1, $2...(Tip Jar is to the right @ the top of the right-hand column ------->) any little bit would help keep a roof over my head...I'll worry about August, when August comes. The hardest part is asking for help because, quite frankly, I fell like I have failed.  I have failed in the social contract to support my family.  I'd far rather have a job, but it doesn't look like that will be happening in Baltimore any time soon.  The nearest advertisement for cabinetmakers is in the 'burbs of Philly, PA and Richmond, VA.

UPDATE:  The really sad thing, is the company I worked for, kept the 2 illegal workers from Peru, instead of keeping an American.  After all, why shouldn't they?  They don't pay taxes on them in any shape or form...nor do they pay overtime.  That's what really angers me.  Why should any American company pay an American citizen, or legal resident, a living wage, when they can pay an illegal worker less than half?  I mean really?  Why bother to hire citizens, after all, we can live off of the dole, can't we?

So...I'll apply for unemployment, knowing it will "go to pay the debt" on the old claim. Hoping I can find a job this week.

One Stop Shopping...

A picture is worth a thousand words...

Words of Wisdom...

...via Lynda,

1.HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10


You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8


Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8


-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8

(isn't she a treasure)
-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin , age 10

-When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
- - Curt, age 7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
- - Howard, age 8


It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is.......
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10

Thanks love...

Dog Feeder: Rube Goldberg Edition...

Jay Leno: Too Little, Too Late

Ever since Jay Leno's contract with the Tonight Show wasn't renewed, he has started to mock the Obama Administration...much as ALL the late night show hosts mocked Geo. Bush throughout his presidency.  Since the advent of the Obama administration however, NO ONE would call out Obama, or his minions on their frequent missteps...until now. 
"I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don't want to get audited by the IRS."

On NSA surveillance: "We wanted a president who listens to all Americans - now we have one."

On a new IRS commissioner: "He's called 'acting commissioner' because he has to act like the scandal doesn't involve the White House."

On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: "If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month."

Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: "Remember in the old days when President Obama's biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?"

On Obama saying he didn't know about the IRS scandal: "He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS."

"The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the subject."

"It's casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they're casually going through everybody's phone calls and records."

"It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth."

"Fox News has changed its slogan from 'Fair and Balanced' to 'See, I told you so!'"

"These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. People in Kenya are now saying he's 100 percent American... that's how bad it's gotten."

On Obama's commencement address: "He told the young graduates their future is bright unless, of course, they want jobs."

On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a ferris wheel: "The only way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi."

On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: "They took 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House."
After he wasn't renewed for another season, Jay has really started to do what he should have been doing all along...calling out the Obama admin on the stupid, and possibly illegal crap they've been doing since winning the 2008 presidential election.  Oddly enough, ever since he started doing this, his ratings have shot through the roof.

Jay, you should have been doing this all along, now, it's Too Little, Too Late!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Dem's Not Proud to be Americans

Gallup has a new poll showing that Republicans are far more proud of America and Democrats are.

That goes a long way to explain why the Democratic party has spent the past 70 years deconstructing our Constitution...


Afterburner: Dependence Day

Bill Whittle is back with another edition of Afterburner:

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
 Most of the powers that Congress has usurped to itself over the past 50 or so years...are in fact prohibited to it by the above amendment...think about that.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Never Gonna Give You Up...then...and today...




and 2013 in Germany...

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Benghazi: What Really Happenned; Cynthia Lee Majors Story

You need to read this true account of what happened to our Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 who died. If this doesn't make you mad............... 
Cynthia Lee Myers Wanted to share the truth of what happened over in Libya, you will not find this in the media yet but it aired 5/31 on FNC.....please read.... 
"Here is my story. A week out the Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about an Al Queda cell in the area planning an attack on 9/11 in response to the killing of Bin Laden. For the next several days, the State Dept and White House were asked for a security force and were denied at least six times. Ambassador Stevens and his team were given the all clear that 
The Consulate in Benghazi was safe and there was no need for a security force other than his 3 personal guards(One being my cousin) and a few Libyans who were not armed. Then the attack and murders occurred. Immediately the WH claimed it was a protest gone bad over a you tube video. 
Obama made a quick speech in the Rose Garden on Sept.12 before catching a plane to Vegas to campaign. He made a generic statement at the end of his speech after placing the blame on an overheated protest over the video. He said "No act of terror will shake the resolve of America. Later that day and over thenext 2 days, the liberal media began saying Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men died of smoke inhalation. This was not the case. Out of respect for my cousin, I'm not going to be specific about his murder. 
However Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered. His genitals were cut off, he was sodomized and beaten and cut and stabbed and burned. He was dragged thru the streets and left for dead. This is eyewitness testimony of a local Dr. who found the Ambassador in a ditch and tried to save his life. He had no idea who he was. 
The other 3 men, including my cousin, met similar fates. And deaths due to smoke inhalation is a 100% fabricated LIE. The next week I drove my aunt and Uncle and 2 others to DC to receive his body. We met with Hillary, Panetta, and Susan Rice. ALL of whom apologized and said it was a protest gone bad over a video and exited the area. 
Next Obama entered with the same story and didn't apologize and wasn't sympathetic. My aunt cried to this man and all he did was hand her flowers and walk away. I tried to get his attention, but didn't. I got upset and yelled liar to him, he kept walking. Then a secret service agent grabbed my arm and led me to a room where I was held till the proceedings were over. America, I saw firsthand how cold this man is. What kind of liar he is. Most of you haven't a clue about this tyrant and yet you support him and act like every word he says is Gospel. These murders and the fast and furious cover ups make water gate look like, a kid who told his bff's secret to the class.