Monday, October 31, 2005

Next... IRAN!

Update: More reasons

Reid doesn't like him? Good!

Alito: So far, so good

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Full court press

Okay, now that this Miers issue is over, let's get moving.

The Democrites think they have us on the ropes. They found a sleazy prosecutor to take cheap shots at Big Tom. They've found some way to distract the best Senate Majority Leader THEY'VE got (Frist). They found some two-bit hack to cry 'Wolf' in a CIA leak case. They've fired all their guns. They have spent themselves. They've got nothing left, other than crying and whining.

The time has come to stand up from our self-imposed prone position, knock our gloves together, raise our fists, and get to work.

  1. Nominate a strict constructionist to SCOTUS to give us a mission. I want a battle with these nitwits.

  2. Cut spending to Constitutionally-correct responsibilities.

  3. Let the Left know that we are done trying to placate them.

  4. Put a leader in to take the reigns of the Congress.

  5. Find a backbone in that bunch of clowns in the House of Lords. If Byrd and his Merry Menagerie of Mental Midgets want to filibuster, let them talk themselves into a coma. They will give up before we do.

  6. Define a conservative agenda that leads to personal responsibility, cuts spending, protects our borders, wins our wars, gives every American the freedom to win or to lose on the strength of his will, and puts that bunch of Euro-trash in the EU and UN back in their places.

  7. Kick the UN out. Honestly, what good are they? Bunch of thugs...

  8. Kill terrorists. Kill them all. Let the Arabs know that if they move against us, they will die. See if Swaggerty's can make pork coffins.

  9. Point at anyone else moving to step into the ring, and let them know they will get a Tyson-style beat-down. We are done playing.

I'm tired of this. We are right. Why are the Republicans so afraid of saying it?


Fitzgerald is almost done

I hope the Special Prosecutor realizes that no crime was committed and that 'recollection differences' do not constitute perjury.

What will the left do if the SP doesn't come back and indict? Cry, scream, gnash teeth, claim 'cronyism', etc, etc. They'll do this no matter what. We shouldn't be concerned with this. As a matter of fact, since they will do this anyway, let's earn it. Let's put up a strict constructionist, let's bulldoze in some legislation, and let's cut spending and taxes. Let them have it. They'll pitch fits whether we play nice or not, so we might as well make it worth it.


Miers is out of the running. I feel better.

Now, GW needs to put up someone with some Constitutional expertise. Put up someone with a well-defined judicial philosophy. Put up someone who actually knows that the Constitution says.

Janice Rogers Brown or Priscilla Owen would be nice. Maybe even Ted Olsen...

Monday, October 24, 2005

Decent travel internet access

Okay, doing a little research to see what is available for internet access while on my multi-day road-trip to South Florida.

I'd like to see a cheap way to connect to the internet from my laptop while traveling down the road in a motor home. If anyone has any tips, let me know.

At the moment, I'm looking at a cell-card, or maybe connecting through a cell-phone.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Great fun at SayUncle

Okay, this looks to be a fun conversation...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Save South Dade county!

I'm going to go out on a limb and dabble in FL politics. Perhaps this guy can reinstitute some personal responsibility into the FL political process (dangling chad, anyone?).

I have it on good authority that Capt. Slate is one heck of a guy. His web site says he is my kind of politician: the rare "common-sense" breed, of which we've not seen many lately.

“The broad tenants of my campaign can be summed up in the following; to provide limited government, ensure lower taxes, safeguard individual liberty, promote personal responsibility, empower families and maintain public security.”

When you have a guiding set of principles like that, you don't have to be a Harvard grad to make the right decisions. Too bad no one in DC understands this.

The only bad thing I can say is that he is fond of Beaker, but then again, aren't we all guilty of that?


Miers backed ban on abortion in '89

Since Ginsburg was an ACLU attorney, she was probably against banning abortion. Doesn't that mean she'd already formed an opinion as well?

The most scary part:

After meeting with Miss Miers, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter told reporters Tuesday night that the nominee had told him "there is a right to privacy in the Constitution," the grounds for Roe v. Wade.

This right here disqualifies her for me. There are NO rights in the Constitution. There is a protection for the free exercise of our God-given rights, which may or not include privacy.

Has she even read the Constitution?

Lack of Accountability

Volcker asks U.S., allies to link U.N. budget to reform.

Will never pass. Liberals (and "Compassionate Conservatives") don't really expect accountability. For a liberal, the point is making one's self look better, not actually helping or completing a mission.

Too bad the Bush Administration won't grow a spine on this one. There will never be international support from anyone other than our close allies because France, Germany, and China all benefited from the corruption of the U.N.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

This is life?

Honestly, I hope I don't fall into this pattern.

Life of a blogger

Bambi world

I've been considering all of this 'global warming' nonsense.

Apparently all liberals view our environmental history like they view the movie "Bambi". When the world was young, all of creation was as safe as the thicket. All animals got along together, there were no storms, no hurricanes, no ice ages, no volcanic activity, and Mother Nature was a kind, gentle, nurturing force.

Then... MAN comes in! Man shoots Mother Nature in a jealous, greedy bid to destroy the peaceful nature of the world. Suddenly, there are storms, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and all other types of natural disaster. Man has turned Mother Nature against us, or just outright killed her.

Yep, we've never had ice ages. Serious climatologists have not identified patterns in history showing periods of intense natural activity and periods of more calm activity. Pretty soon, the gulf stream will reverse course and the poles will shift, and some moron in a space station will look down and say, "Have you ever seen the air so clear?"

Man has invaded the thicket and killed Mother Nature. Woe is us...

Flame out!

Some day soon, we will get to the bottom of this non-story and decide that it was one of the best spin/sell jobs in media history.

As I understand it, in order for the crime to be committed, the leaker must have known that the information he held was classified. He must also have known that the agent was undercover and that the target of the leak would be outted by the leak.

From Miller's own words, Rove/Libby/Gumby/whoever thought "Flame" was in a non-covert role at the CIA. And I hear that "Flame" was brought back because they feared that Ames had 'out'ed her. Also, there are pictures floating around that showed "Flame" and the nefarious tea-drinking Clarke at parties, galas, etc, around DC. Also, I've heard that "Flame" drove herself from her home to her CIA office every day. Someone in 'covert' status doesn't do that. I see no fire, and the only smoke I see is coming from overworked press pencils.

Will someone PLEASE get to the bottom of this so we can discuss Michael Jackson's parenting skills again?

I'm tired...

Tax the Rich!

It never ceases to amaze me that liberals will gladly give up our income to achieve their 'religion'. They have some complex that makes them believe that the rich don't pay enough in taxes, and the poor pay too much. Well, the poor DON'T PAY TAXES! As a matter of fact, I know quite a few poor people who EARN money around tax time. One fellow made more in a tax refund than he made in salary that year. This doesn't even count the hand-outs he gets from our liberal morons.

I like giving to charity. I love giving my hard-earned money in church and to various charities. It feels me with a sense of community and love for my fellow man. What separates me from liberals is that I think charity is personal. It is a personal charge that comes from my religion. For a liberal, charity is a social agenda used to inflict their 'religion' on us. If I were to go to my reps and ask them to pass a law requiring that everyone give 10% to my church, they'd laugh me out of the building. But liberals go to liberal reps, and now we all have to give our money to their pet charities.

Additionally, when someone goes to a private charity, there is often some level of accountability expected. If you ask for money for your electric bill from my church and are later seen buying beer, you won't get money ever again. If you go to the liberal establishment and request money, there is zero accountability. You can sell your government cheese and buy beer. You can use FEMA cards for boob jobs. You can buy your big-screen on your Katrina 'emergency' check. (see this) Try that with our benevolence fund staff, and you may well get kicked out of the community.

Liberals are all heart and no brain. That is the best I can say.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

ACLU and the Constitution

It is amazing that an ACLU attorney can show up on Fox News and say that the Constitution states that the government must treat all religions equal.

That is NOT what the Constitution says. Let me quote:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I'm on the fence as to whether an officially designated federal holiday implies establishment of religion, or whether it is a practical means by which we can, as a primarily Christian nation, most efficiently schedule our work around our religious holidays. Is it establishment, or is it a practical way for us to provide us a means of getting off on our holidays?

I think I'm leaning toward a practical means by which we can all get off work for our holidays.

I'll have to consider this more.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fantastic Cook-out

Okay, spent time this afternoon at a Republican cook-out hosted by Richard Webb.

If you ever get a chance, make an effort. His skill at smoking meat is amazing. Some of the most tender and flavorful pork and chicken I've ever had.

Someone showed up at the cook-out with a "Kerry/Edwards" bumper sticker. We thought that was cute.

I didn't get a chance to discuss how we can keep Jefferson County and TN in the Red column, but he promised to keep me up to date on what is needed. When he tells me, I'll tell you.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Message to Garcia

Just so you all have a record. One of the best things ever written or reprinted.

First Post

I intend to use this as a forum to post my thoughts, ideas, and reactions to national and state issues. Expect conservative opinions, expect straight talk, and expect me to blast Republicans and Democrats alike.

The Mrs. just told me of a cook-out on Saturday involving a lot of TN Republicans. I'll try to take good notes and let you all know how it goes. In the meantime, I intend to post interesting articles, link to other sites, etc, etc.