Monday, May 31, 2010


Let us not forget those who died while defending this great nation from those who sought to do it harm:

Let us also take advantage of every possible opportunity and every reasonable measure to ensure they did not die in vain. Because if in the end this would turn out to be the case, it would be a greater tragedy than the untimely deaths of these courageous heroes.


A good friend of this blog, Z from Golly Geez, posted the lyrics to this well known composition in the comments. I felt they needed to be posted in the main post so.... here they are:

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes.
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun.
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky.
As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh.

Rest in peace our courageous men and women, and thank you all.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Every year towards the end of May, there is a certain excitement that fills the air of American culture. We know it as... the end of school for the summer. It is highlighted by the Memorial Day weekend. (Never mind it's not what the weekend is about, but we'll get to that in another post, on Monday)

Even in the face of this newly rediscovered annual freedom festival, there were always a few unlucky or foolish souls who made piss poor decisions that cost them their lives. I knew of a few people in my younger days that fit this bill. Just I am sure others know of some more recently.

In the grand scope of things, let's just say there will always be those select few who will feel invincible. This song called, Then Came The Last Days Of May tells the story of three such folly-laden young men:

Invincibility is overrated, immortality in this world is non-existent. The graveyards hold many who miscalculated and the world has many among us today, who skated a visit from the Grim Reaper.

If nothing else we can use both kinds of people as examples, bad and good. The rock world is no exception and is full of late musicians and singers who failed to recognize the folly of walking a tight rope without a balance beam.

I sense that Morrison might have sensed his own mortality in this all-time classic:

Be careful out there this weekend. Be Safe.

Relax and celebrate with passion. But please do it responsibly.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Funnies


A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"

The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, "Norma Findlay, Room 302." The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news."

The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"

The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me a damned thing."


This was obviously a blatant violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. An investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Even after his embarrassing and incompetent performance over the last sixteen months,44% of the people in this poll are under the impression that Obama is still the "real deal".

They must think he's something - some inherently gifted man from the world community who brings hope to the world. But little by little, we see his support frittering away. It's not a runoff, it just gradually dries up into the atmosphere. The big question is, how low can he go?

Maybe it's because he is seen as the weakest President in the Common Era.

North Korea is trying to provoke a war with South Korea. Neither China nor Russia gives a damn what Obama says, about anything of any real value. The hostile, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating Middle East nations know he's an apologist. What else can we expect from ANY of them, at this point in time?

Europe is wrapped up in their own problems and can't do much of anything to help right now - except, keep their own people from shutting down the continent to protest the loss of over extended benefits. We must forgive them, if are not too concerned about much of anything else, their cradle-to-grave model is in grave danger of evaporating away.

In all of this, the man who sits in the Oval Office does nothing but demonize Bush and those who disagree with his errant and irresponsible governance. It's more important issue edicts, while avoiding intellectual debate about policy. You cannot get them to defend any of their positions on anything, without them taking potshots at the question or the questioner.

So with his inept leadership in a time of great peril, it's easy to understand why he does not have the guts to take questions from the media anymore. It's even easier to see why his support is slowly slipping away day by day, week by week......event by event.

Monday, May 24, 2010

More Great Resume Padding Lies

Connecticut AG Blumenthal wasn't the first resume padding politician, and it's doubtful he will be the last. For more lying liars and their lies, go over to I Hate The Media and see what forked-tongues can dream up when they are too stupid to get their lies straight.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Mention Uriah Heep to a fan of the 70s rock scene and you will likely get asked, which one? One is the antagonistic character in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield, the other was a hard rock band from Britain.

They only had one hit single that I remember during the height of their popularity, but they were a huge part of the album rock genre of that time period. I wasn't a fan of all of their music, but here are a couple of tunes that are quite mellow and I think are some of their best. This one comes to mind right now, because of the weather we have been experiencing, where I live.

Another one of my favorites, this one is widely considered to be their best lyrical work:


Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Funnies

Mr. Warmth was always able to get away with some great insults, which amazingly nobody ever took seriously. Here he is performing at Ronald Reagan's second inauguration:

Today, he'd be sued and Al Sharpton would be leading boycotts against him.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Prozac Principle

Normally, even if only for a few hours, graduates should be able to feel uplifted, optimistic, and full of hope at their commencement ceremony. But not all people feel the way I do:

Word has it that three people were hospitalized for attempting to hang themselves with their tassels, and mental health intake units were packed for the rest of the weekend.

Reverend Brother (and newly honorary Doctor) Al Gore evidently thinks it's okay to depress the hell out of these kids. The poor people are already in the middle of great angst, bordering on panic now that they must grow up and get jobs. The job market stinks and they are so far into debt from student loans and government spending.

Why not torture them? Why not make them feel suicidal? Let's just pile sorrow upon sorrow.

But in all fairness, it was the Faculty and Administration who booked this idiot.... and honored him with a University of Tennessee Honorary Doctorate. If they have any misgivings at all, it's now on them.

I even bet most of the students danced with glee, when they heard they would get to see the (ahem) "father of the environmental movement". I am sure, they even had a party to celebrate. But what they all got was the first hand experience of hearing the ravings of a real live false prophet (and the embarrassment that comes with it).

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Is That You, John Wayne?

I wouldn't want to cross this guy, because I think he means business. I don't know anything about him, but I wish he lived in Indiana and would run for something here.

If I lived in Alabama, I'd vote for him in an instant.

Marlin Stutzman For Congress

Here's the chance. This is why it's always good to lose gracefully.

This is just in.

Indianapolis - Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder is apologizing for an affair with a staffer and say he'll resign from Congress effective Friday.

After losing to Dan Coats in the GOP Senate Primary, Stutzman seems to be the natural choice to be appointed to fill the remaining days of the term, and to be selected to run on the November ballot.

Governor Mitch Daniels has only one real choice here. This is the only hope of retaining the seat for the GOP.


Evidently, I am mistaken. Here is how the law provides in this situation.

Under Indiana Code 3-10-8-1(3), the seat will remain vacant until a special election is held. The winner of the election must then take the oath of office and be seated by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unlike the U.S. Senate where vacancies are filled by gubernatorial appointment, there is no appointment to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House. Under Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, vacancies in the U.S. House must be filled by special election.

Time for the GOP to name Stutzman as the candidate for either a special election or the November one.

Lying Liars And The Lies They Tell

We could do an ongoing series and have material for a lifetime, because politicians are champs. Lots of people lie, but they do it for a living. Someday, maybe someone can count the lies and see how many are told in the course of one business day.

Wouldn't that be fun?

We have Arlen Specter, he can rip a number of them off in a matter of minutes. He lies in his sleep, and in his dreams. So natural, so innocently. For him, it's become a way of life. He's a pro.

We have Nancy Pelosi, I think she cheats a little. I think she programs her lies. I think she has a Japanese robot which looks like her, with inept tendencies and a bank of lies recorded, and that's what we see at her press conferences.

If this isn't enough, we now have a state level liar who wants to be Connecticut's U.S. Senator so he can lie at the federal level. He has shown the people of the great state and the nation, just how he intends to do this:

Sounds good on the surface, but someone went and dug. And this is what they found.

Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

This was the anointed candidate to replace Chris Dodd, the retiring liar. This is the guy who was so popular and well-liked. He's the one that could keep this seat in the Democrats' hands.

Isn't it time for people to elect people who will lie less.... and will take on the "out of control" machine?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Two Articles Worth Your Time

The Democrats have gone to great lengths and extremes to demonize the TEA Party. Along with the complicit mainstream media, they have painted the movement as a refuge for kooks and racists. They do it out of fear....fear that their deceits will become more easily detected and they will lose their power after November.

The GOP has been a different animal altogether.

Some Republican politicians have embraced the movement as something they have believed all along. Some have tried to hijack it for their own gain.

Still, others have realized it is not an entity that can be shaped by outside forces and it is they who merely try to ride the wave to safety.

For an interesting read about how the GOP Governor of Indiana sees it, give this piece a read when you get the opportunity. He has many detractors for many different reasons, most of them are the same old tired reasons. But mostly it's a case of the big spenders fearing those who want to eliminate bureaucracy and preserve individual freedom and liberty. His actions have usually subverted almost everything the big government crowd wants.

And they don't like him for it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

I was thinking of some excellent collaborative projects this week, and this is what I immediately thought would go good this weekend.

The first tune involves a couple of artists who you would not think of when you imagine such a project. But this song clearly has too distinct styles blending well together. I think they pulled it off rather well.

Here's an Everly Brothers cover, something from the not too distant past:

Some combos may not seem natural at the outset, but others do. These two are well suited for each other, as they were when they played as Blind Faith:


Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Funnies

When I was a kid, I remember watching Red Skelton on the tube. If my memory serves me correctly, I think he was on Monday nights. But no matter, he was one of the last of the great vaudevillian style comedians. Here is but a slice of what you saw, if you watched his show:

Many people today would say he was corny and not funny. But I say they don't make them like this anymore.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunsett Sundries

Have you heard about the Healthy Choices Act?

A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are.

Little by little, bit by bit. They chip away at freedom and at the same time, add more government bureaucracy. This will be sold as such an innocent thing, so we can all protect the little kids. But at some point it will turn into more ways to control more of our lives. The more info they have, the more they can use to control behaviors.

It's not only as land grab, it's a "very soul and spirit" grab.

How ironic is this?

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television.

Congress doesn't read the bills it passes, so why should the Executive Branch read what it criticizes?

Arizona has gone one step further.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.

State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.

This is what all states must do to combat something that is way too far out of control. As it is now, there are many schools in America that are teaching minorities to hate white people. We sure don't need it.

It's definitely being done and the federal government is planting and cultivating seeds of strife between the races, with their philosophical approach to education. We have the problems we have now, because the message is no longer equality. It is empowerment.

If there is to ever be a sound world for all of our kids and grandkids to live in, we must stop hate on all fronts. There is no "two ways" about it.

Boozing it up, French-style.

A 23-year-old man died Thursday after an accident at a huge alcohol-drenched party organized on Facebook—one of two such events held simultaneously in two French cities that drew nearly 20,000 people and, police say, are a dangerous trend.

There used to be a group of French readers here, who frequented a French blog that fought French bashing by denigrating American culture, while at the same time promoting the moral and intellectual superiority of their country.

They don't come around here anymore and it's a shame. I would like to read their explanations for this. But with the grandeur of haute culture they lay claim to, it only goes to show that stupidity knows no national boundaries. We have our share, they have theirs. So what?

Watch the big bad teacher beat up a defenseless kid.

It takes someone real tough to beat up on a kid. My how proud this piece of vermin must feel. But that's not all of it.

It turns out she was facing charges before this incident. And.....she was still teaching. They might want to take a look at this charter school and the other teachers employed here. I know it's a charter school. But even at that, the bad apples need to be sorted out and eliminated.

All I can say is, it's a good thing her victim wasn't anyone related to me.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fear Not Uncertainty

As we get deeper into the 2010 election cycle, the cry is going to resonate even louder: Fire the Incumbents! But even then, there may be some who are uncertain as to the repercussions of such an act.

It didn't happen in Indiana in two significant races, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. In fact, I submit to the readers of this sleepy little blog that it's just getting started.

On Saturday, the Utah State Convention failed to renominate the GOP U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, for a fourth term. Utah politics is a bit unique, so I won't go into the details. But if you want you can read them here. One thing you can be sure of is, the TEA Party was a strong influence in this convention.

Yesterday, we saw the same kind of reaction in West Virginia. But this time, it was a 14 term Democratic Congressman, Alan Mollohan, falling victim to his party's axe because he is corrupt and too cuddly to President Obama's progressive agenda.

I think this clearly shows we can turn over Congress in both parties, both in the primaries and in the general election. This should encourage people of both parties that no one is so firmly entrenched that they cannot be fired. Some districts may be solid Democratic and would never go for a Republican, but that doesn't mean they must continue to tolerate idiotic and corrupt weasels representing them.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Recommended Blogs

I have found a couple of new ones you may be interested in.

First, we have commentary from an American who lived in Germany. When you get a chance, take a look at Schnitzel Republic.

I lived in Deutschland for a couple of years. I took advantage of a lot of opportunities while I was there.

Secondly, it's biased and negative but much of it is true. For those who live in Indiana, Bad For Indiana tells us why Ellsworth is not the best choice for Indiana this fall.

I wouldn't think that it would be a big secret why he is the poorest choice of the two. He has voted for every big government bill since Obama has become President. This makes his voting record progressive and Hoosiers will recognize that Indiana does not need that kind of representation.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Caudillo Causations Cause Crickets To Chirp

It doesn't take a lot of rational thought to know that Chavez is a socialist. And despite the occasional smokescreen name calling on his part, he and Obama are more in tune with each other than some are willing to admit. Both love it when their governments can absorb private enterprise into its corrupt government bureaucracy. In their minds, I am sure it has a certain political romance to it.

El Presidente (for life) has made no secret about his desire to squash political dissent along the way. He nationalizes foreign technology and capital, he shuts down media outlets that disagree with his vision and worldview, and he implements central planning. He devalues the currency, sets prices, and threatens to nationalize any company/business that raises their prices because of his idiotic policies.

A despot can only do things like this for so long before things begin to fall apart.

And now, the AP reports this one:

Venezuela's annual inflation rate has surpassed 30 percent after consumer prices surged in April.

The Central Bank and National Statistics Institute on Friday reported a 5.2 percent increase in consumer prices during April, driving up the annual rate to 30.4 percent.

President Hugo Chavez's government has been struggling against the highest inflation rate in Latin America and a weakening economy in general.

Obama is starting down the same path Chavez is traveling. Maybe not as fast, but his objectives are similar.

Only Hugo has been on the road longer.

Even though Leftist leadership (and the incompetence that naturally comes with it) is the direct cause of negative outcomes across the board, Obama and his thugocrats are still hard at work seeking to advance more faulty policies. The outcomes they produce are the kind that can sink a way of life and standard of living. Any time a leader bases his/her policies on fallacious ideologies, we can expect more suffering and more poverty on a larger scale, except for the ruling class.

But Latin America is full of uneducated masses who are not able to see and understand that Left Wing philosophy is the root cause of many calamities that befall their societies. They are people who are very easy to deceive, because of always having the "gringos" up north to blame. As long as they can be made to believe that the USA is the bad guy, it will be said many more times without challenge.

And if that isn't enough, we have millionaire Hollywood idiots who help the caudillos and their delusional ideations.... by openly saying great things about them.

People like Sean Penn and Michael Moore idolize cold-blooded killers like Castro and Che. Yet, they fail to see that Cuba is one of the most poverty-ridden nations in the entire world. They are enamored with Latin American dictators who destroy the opportunities and means by which people can better themselves. And yet, they excuse the rapid and steady decline that is now made manifest in Venezuela.

The entertainment world's lofty souls are not smart enough to realize that it is their livelihoods which are at stake at this point in time....not mine.

Right now there is an element named La Raza that is seeking to take over much of what is now the western United States and turn it back over to Mexico. This means if they had their way, Hollywood would be paying taxes to the District Fédéral, not Columbia. It's called reconquista or reconquest, and it's nothing new.

Take a look at this speech by a man who said to be a guy named, Ron Gochez. Who he is not that important, he's nobody with very little on the ball. But take a listen to the heroes he mentions:

Elected officials like Rep. Andre Carson say that Tea Partiers are dangerous subversives, they are terrorists and cannot be trusted. But I have yet to hear him or anyone on his political train show much concern for speeches like this.

Saying "those who disagree with the present government could cause someone unstable to snap" seems to be fashionable among Hollywood elitists. Just ask Lance Baxter. But speech just like you heard in this video should be what these guys are really concerned with, and they better do it before it is too late.

Penn, Moore, Baxter, Baldwin, Belafonte, and others who entertain the fantasy of a Simón Bolívar in their lifetime, are living in California. It is they and many good decent people who must think about the possibilities of this guy's dream becoming a reality.

And what do we hear from the White House on things like this? Nothing. They appointed a Supreme Court Justice with ties to this man's group.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Before Stevie Nicks was the primary voice of Fleetwood Mac, there was this talented singer, songwriter, and musician who gave the band its distinctive sound and uniquely carved out style:

His name was Bob Welch.

He eventually left to go solo. He had a couple of decent releases, whilst the band went in another direction with Lindsey Buckingham and the women. Those who were not pleased with that direction, were able to enjoy that sound for a little while longer with Bob's solo work.

Here is one my favorite of his post-Mac days:


Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Funnies

If you think Glenn Beck has some humorous qualities on his TV show, you should listen to his radio show.

In this piece, Herr Olbermann is the subject of his humor (more toward the end of the clip, but all of it ties in).

Shamelessly swiped from I Hate The Media.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Feds Exempted BP From Study

As the blame game is playing out, we can see that the Feds and the leftists in power are doing their share of finger pointing in the oil spill. As it stands right now, they seek to use this as an excuse to deny new offshore drilling.

But in case you haven't heard, here is something to ponder:

The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely.

The decision by the department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 -- and BP's lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions -- show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf.

Emphasis on the date was added my me. But as you can plainly see, this cannot be blamed on the Bush Administration. The Obama Administration has complete ownership of this fiasco.

Naturally, BP or any other company would lobby for an exemption. But does it make any sense for the the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to use this as a fundraising opportunity, when it was an agency under the supervision of the Democratic Administration responsible for this oversight?

Here is the e-mail they sent out:

[H]ere's a perfect example of why we must keep fighting:

Last week's deadly oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico has unleashed an oil spill that threatens livelihoods, pristine beaches, and wildlife along America's coast. The spill could eclipse the damage done by the 1989 Exxon-Valdez disaster.

The Obama administration has vowed to "keep a boot on the throat" of BP to ensure the corporation is held accountable for the spill. But Republican Leader Rush Limbaugh has a different plan. He said there's no need to clean up the spill because "the ocean will take care of this on its own," and that oil is "natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is."

Sign our petition. Stand with President Obama to hold BP accountable for this disastrous spill. Rush Limbaugh is entirely wrong: This oil will not clean itself up. Corporations must be held accountable for their actions....

The Obama Administration did not keep a boot on the throat of anything.

As has been the case so many times before this, they were sleep walking. It's just another example of why America must throw out the Democratic Congress, this year.

Someone needs to be awake on guard duty. And from countless events in this realm, and in the world of Homeland security, it is becoming more and more clear that Obama will not be the one to do it.


Maybe there is a logical explanation for why BP was exempt from this impact study. It is being reported that, evidently, BP has given a goodly sum of cash to Obama and the Democrats in the past.

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

Isn't it great to not have an oilman in the White House, anymore? Isn't it great that special interests no longer have influence in Washington?

Indiana Primary Election Analysis

I won't bore my national and international readers with local races that have no effect whatsoever on the national or international level. As it is, it will probably be boring enough anyway.

But before I begin let me just say that no matter the results today, the goal must be the same as before the vote: Dethroning Democrats. Differences must be put aside for the Fall until they can be taken up in the next primary election.

In this election, it is especially important because the Dems will continue to ram the Progressive Socialist agenda down the throats of Americans. The result will be greater deficits, more debt, more government dependency, and no improvement in services.

US Senate

The Washington GOP establishment didn't care too much for John Hostettler, when he was in Congress. He was his own man, he didn't cave to party pressure when it was chic and fashionable to do so. He stood up to the ruling GOP when they were wrong.

This is precisely why Dan Coats was "back home again in Indiana", this spring. After leaving for a cushy Ambassador's job in Germany, he was going to retire. The Old Guard GOP was scared Hostettler would win, so they saw their opportunity to regain the seat by encouraging him to run for his old seat.

The trouble with the anti-establishment vote was that they allowed themselves to be split. Stutzman came in second in the tally with Hostettler third. Stutzman ran a clean campaign, but I had to ask myself why the anti-establishment voters who wanted a truly conservative voice were swayed by a man who voted for a tax increase in the Indiana Senate. Hostettler never voted for one the entire time he in Congress, not one.

US Representative By District


Don't know much about any of the candidates. This is the Gary-Hammond area and is Chicago style Democrats through and through.


This one went Democrat in the 2006 Democratic tilt. In the fall, this one can go either way. But this is one that the GOP badly needs to pick up to retake the House. The biggest problem with the GOP winner is name recognition.

Jackie Walorski is not a household name where I live. That and I doubt her campaign has much money to sustain much of a run without some RNC help.


The incumbent GOP Congressman is Mark Souder. He beat back a challenge by a well-funded candidate. But evidently, the anti-incumbency sentiment was not strong enough in the district. It should remain in GOP hands this Fall.


Todd Rokita beat back Brandt Hershman... who was the hand-picked heir of the current GOP Congressman, Steve Buyer.

Rokita is the Indiana Secretary of State, Hershman is a State Senator. What hurt him more than anything was his negative ads against Rokita, attacking him for his position on the Medicare Part D program. Basically, Rokita had stated that he wanted to cut the program by repealing it. Hershman positioned himself in the RINO camp by attacking that stance.


This district was a prime example of how not to unseat an outdated, lazy, and washed up incumbent. It has been time for Dan Burton to go for years now, but the GOP in his district are not the smartest lot. Six candidates tried to unseat him, but in reality only two had any chance of doing it.

It makes me wonder, what was the thinking of the individuals who had no chance? Was it greed, power, or selfishness? Or was is a combination, thereof?

Burton won with only 30% of the vote. That means the three who had no chance cost the election by siphoning off votes. This guarantees another two years of an entrenched dinosaur who misses more votes than any other member of Congress.

Thanks a lot, 5th District..


Mike Pence ran unopposed, which is as he should. He will coast in November.


A several time loser beat out a fresh face in this GOP race. But the winner gets to lose to Andre Carson in the General.


Another opportunity for the GOP to pick up a seat in the Fall, this one is the one currently being held by Brad Ellsworth, who will likely be the Democratic nominee for Senate. It will be a rough race. The problem will be name recognition for the GOP candidate, Larry Buchson.


Todd Young, a Marine veteran and popular deputy prosecutor, beat out a a former holder of this seat (Mike Sodrel) and another fresh face (Travis Hanson). He has a good chance to unseat the slimy Democratic incumbent, who votes for the progressive agenda while trying to posture himself as a Blue Dog.

Sodrel has the look and personality of a used car salesman and has to realize that his day is past. Thankfully, the GOP in this district saw that and nominated someone different.


I think it goes without saying that this is still an important election.

Already on Hostettler's Facebook page, there are people upset that he lost to Coats and encouraging him to run as an independent. This is the wrong move.Conservatives must unite behind Coats to ensure that Ellsworth is not seated as Bayh's successor.

Ellswoth is like Baron Hill. He votes for the progrssive agenda, while selling himself as a moderate Blue Dog Democrat.

Ellsworth is worse than a progressive. At least with an avowed progressive, you know what you are getting.

Coats maybe be a RINO, but it's better to vote for someone that agrees with us 60% of the time, than someone who votes for the Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda 90% of the time. Staying home because someone doesn't like the candidate who won the primary is one major factor in getting Obama elected. The old "take my ball and go home" mentality will not save this country.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Indiana Primary Election

This is it. This is the day.

The campaign is over. It is time for Indiana to choose leaders who will lead it, and the nation, into a Constitutional restoration. The time for talk is over.

Think hard about who you vote for and do not throw away your vote.

If you are not going to vote, then you lose any right to complain afterward.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Food For Thought

Barack Obama said in his 2008 Presidential campaign, he would support a limited increase in offshore drilling--if it were included as part of a comprehensive energy plan. Naturally, the Green freaks were not pleased. In the beginning of April, he repeated this pledge and designated which areas he would be willing to allow new drilling. Those same activists were again, not pleased.

Three weeks after this last reiteration, we note that a large explosion takes place in an offshore platform off of the coast of Louisiana. Naturally, the blame game has started for the ensuing oil leak that now threatens the entire Gulf Coast region.

HuffPo wasted no time in running with a WSJ story that puts the blame on Halliburton. Naturally, they would never put much stock in much of anything the Journal has to say about much of anything, unless it supported their biases and delusions. But this is Halliburton we are talking about--- or to hear some describe it, Satan Inc.

Some are blaming BP. They say cost-cutting is the primary culprit. The Obama Administration seems to agree.

BP is blaming Transocean Ltd., the owner of the rig. They say something called a "blowout preventer" failed to work.

But the one theory that has yet to be considered in all of this is eco-terrorism.

Think about it for a minute.

When was the last time an event like this occurred? How often does it occur? And doesn't it seem odd that it comes so close to a Presidential announcement like the one that occurred in early April?

Now that this has happened, we have more clarion calls for "no new drilling". Obama has even said that until we get to the bottom of the cause of this disaster, there can be no new consideration of new drilling efforts.

I know this makes me sound paranoid and I could be 100% wrong. But am I the only one that has thought about this possible scenario?

1. Announcement

2. Event

3. Negative Reaction

4. Shutdown of Announcement.

Who is to say this wasn't the plan, all along?

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

I can't help it, I still like Tom Jones. These tunes are fairly recent and they clearly show that he can still please a crowd.

This one is my favorite:

And who could forget this one?