Monday, August 30, 2010

Progammed To Obey

Most people know that the Obama Administration has it in for New Jersey's Governor. They do not like him, because he is for a smaller more efficient government with less power over its citizens.

We all know that when Obama's team cannot control something, their strategy becomes punitive. Take the recent loss of $400 million in federal aid money, as one example. A simple paperwork error was the culprit.

Now, some would point to government inefficiency as the real cause. And for the most part, they are right. The buck must stop with those who screwed up. But as we read in the NYT, there is likely more to this:

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey initially blamed federal grant evaluators for the fact that his state lost out after filing the wrong budget information with its application. (Mr. Christie has fired his education commissioner over the matter.) But there were other equally self-inflicted wounds, including the Christie administration’s failure to build support for the application among unions and local school districts.

First and foremost, Christie fired his Commissioner because he misled the Governor -- not for the error. But the NYT is not known for its journalistic integrity these days, so why are we not surprised the story has been slanted?

Even more telling is what we see from the bold emphasis (that I added), which is the real reason no one from the federal government cut the state any slack. Unions are no fans of Christie, but they do love Obama. Christie is not in their pockets, but Obama is.

For the real extent of just how serious the $400 million mistake was, take a look at this video of Gov. Christie explaining to all just how this whole thing unfolded:

So there it is. One page out of a thousand. No one picked up the phone.

In all this, I have to say that this guy really is a breath of fresh air and we need more like him. We need to look more towards the straight shooters who stand on moral and ethical principles, instead of BS designed to make people feel good.

Instead of calling the mistake maker out and firing him/her, he looks at this from a very pragmatic perspective. The federal government isn't interested in what is right, but they are interested in retribution. It is equally obvious by the way they hire robots and zombies to not think for themselves that the robots that are programmed to obey all orders. And in this case, the orders were to find a mistake and reject NJ's application, because the Obama programmers didn't live the Governor.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

The only thing I like progressive is my rock.

Unless you are a big fan, you will probably not remember The Call. They weren't that much of a success commercially. But they were very versatile, artistic, and their words of many of their songs were quite  powerful.

Recently, their 60 year old lead singer died of a heart attack, while working at a European music festival as a sound engineer for his son's band. This was one of those songs that inspired people to not give up on their beliefs, hopes, and dreams. When all was down and out, this tune was a motivator and source of great encouragement:

This song is probably their best known. Again, this is one great piece of poetry set to the perfect set of notes and chords, ever assembled:

RIP to Michael and to all of the readers in PYY-land, enjoy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Misguided + Misinformation = Mistake

I like to read commentaries of those I disagree with, just to see which fallacies they use to arrive at their conclusions. There are so many up and coming wannabe progressive pundits trying to break through the inner veil that leads to notoriety, and their writings are saturated with mischaracterizations and misinformation.

They are training for the next generation of progressive hackery and actively seeking approval from the established hacks who are in many cases already in charge of the mainstream media. It is these kinds of op-eds that go far to show there really is a professional left, like the one described recently by Robert Gibbs.

Take this misguided piece of writing by someone who calls herself Holly Bailey, for instance. The title says much of it all:

Big primary night highlights limits of tea party insurgency

The goal here is two-fold.

One objective is to draw in Tea Party haters, who will immediately buy into the title because they seek some shred of evidence that the movement is waning. They desperately want to believe that their statist vision is not in danger of succumbing to the same demise, as other statist systems which have failed.

These are pundits who wish a similar but more modern and more effective, Soviet-style system governing the United States. They want a planned economy and government intervention in every aspect of Americans' lives. To them, it is clear that the Tea Party is the biggest obstacle to realizing that dream.

The second objective is to demoralize the Tea Party membership. This is desperation playing out in textbook political fashion. When the establishment and its defenders cannot win the argument of ideas, they use their platforms to minimize and shrink the influence of those that stand against it by demonizing the movement as racists, hilljacks, and fascists.

Not all are as blunt about it, but from the opening paragraph of Bailey's commentary the subtle negativity is openly apparent to this reader:

Insider versus outsider: That's been the major theme of the 2010 campaign so far, and it was no different as voters in five key states, including Florida and Arizona, headed to the polls in nominating contests 10 weeks before the November midterms. But in the GOP contests that dominated the night, the influence of the tea party movement, which for the past year has fueled so much voter anger — and media coverage — showed some important signs of flagging, particular as nominees on the right ponder the best way to frame a campaign message to appeal to independent voters in the general election campaign.

Her use of the term "flagging" is a weak and feeble attempt to signal that the Tea Party is stopping or slowing its advancement of the highly esteemed principles just to win an election. Her implication is that now they will most certainly need to recenter themselves for the general election, to have any chance of winning whatever seat they are seeking. In other words, those who were endeared to the Tea Party stand a good chance of compromising their core principles.

I cannot help but think she is not able to grasp what the Tea party is trying to do in this election. She certainly is not able to see what it is NOT trying to do. It is not trying to be a party unto itself.... or within a party. It does not openly endorse candidates. But when limited government is the primary focus, the candidates they support  are easy to spot.

I am sure there will be Republicans who will use the Tea Party anger to propel them into office, and will forget how they got there during the time they serve. I have no doubt about that, at all.

But this is not a one-time shot.

This is the beginning of what could turn out to be a restoration of that which has been lost. At some point, those same users will face re-election and will face the same voters who supported them earlier. If they have not measured up and the voters remain engaged, they will be fired in the next election.

I also have no doubt that some efforts have fallen and will fall short. Not all establishment candidates will fall in one election and it's unrealistic to believe it will. Hayworth's campaign against McCain is one example. The establishment poured a lot of money into McCain's war chest, and he spent it to fight back the challenger. But this is not an indicator of the Tea Party's lack of success.

Baseball seasons are 162 games long. There is never a team that wins them all. The same holds true for politics.

Right now, the goal of all constitutionalists should be to get the Democrats out of power. If this means supporting the establishment GOP candidate, so be it. Right now, the worst GOP is better than any Obama lap dog Democrat that will blindly support his failed ideological positions.

There's always another opportunity down the road, so do not cave into the progressive liberal delusion that the Tea Party is just a fad. It's not. And that will become clearer in November.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Recommended Reading

Some interesting reading about life inside North Korea can be found in this article.

It was taken from an interview with one of the few Americans who have been able to make the trip as a tourist.

It's not on my "bucket list" of places to visit, but I did find it a bit fascinating.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Right Network

There are many who are frustrated with comedy and other forms of entertainment because of the progressive slant in the material. Although we accept this as the status quo and for the most part can ignore it, some people in Hollywood circles have identified us as a viable demographic that has been under served.

On September 8, 2010 there will be a launch of a new TV network that may help fill the void:

It may be a problem getting cable and satellite TV companies to carry this at first. But if enough people start to clamor for it now and after it launches, they will soon be forced to pick it up.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Post At PPTOG

It's not the one I have been working on. I ran out of time for getting it done this week.

But it's short, sweet, and to the point.

Check it out if you feel so inclined.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

I know of of no other way to conquer adversity, but to straight up take it on and plow right through. Life is a dynamic force, it is ever changing and must be met with a strong willingness to adapt to change.

Even when it's not fun, there are times when it is necessary to smile your way through emotional upheaval.

And you must keep doing it in a determined way:


Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Funnies

You have heard of the Looney Tunes? Well here are the Commie Tunes:

Actually now that I have thought about it, I think they are pretty close to the same thing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Implicit Enslavement Examined

The next time you hear someone ask where the black faces are in the TEA Party are, look no further than this video. I recommend you take five minutes of your valuable time and check this out:

Considering the way most black activists think and operate, these men are some of the bravest men I can find on the planet-- and this was merely a teaser. I cannot wait for the full length documentary to be released next year.

One of the men in the video  makes a claim that I would like to expound on a bit, if I might:

He said that since JFK was the man most instrumental in freeing MLK from jail, blacks have blindly followed the Democratic Party, en masse. He is not wrong, but I would add something else. This support was solidified by LBJ when he signed into the Civil Rights Act.

Not that the Civil Rights Act was wrong, but let's consider that the spirit and circumstances in which LBJ promoted it.

You see, Johnson was a a well known bigot in his early days in politics. He used the n-word often and in the proper context to signify that he was a racist--in the truest sense of the definition. He was publicly for it, but privately he was lukewarm to the idea. But after JFK's assassination, he found himself in a tight spot.

JFK had introduced the bill that would eliminate Jim Crow and its abhorrent policies and LBJ knew that he was not going to be able to successfully reverse the course on it. And being the consummate politician he was, he turned it into a political strategy.

He summed it up well with a bit of a chilling statement which is rartely quoted today. Speaking of the legislation itself, one time in a conversation Johnson told the closest people around him, "I’ll have those (n-words) voting Democratic for the next 200 years".

Other Democratic politicians watched the responses from the black community and the voting demographics shifted immensely after its passage. It's understandable in one sense at this point in time. It was needed and the black community felt a sense of loyalty and rewarded the party with unquestionable support in huge numbers--percentage wise.

But being the opportunistic politicians they were, the very same Democrats began to use race as an issue whenever it became politically expedient. MLK was murdered and the radical elements used it as a means to further their own power and wealth. Once the bill became law, they feared their purpose in life was eliminated.

So they began what was an evolution into a corporate, big business model--under the guise of non-profit community project management. This is where we are today. And it's men like the ones who made this video, who see through the facade.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Have You Ever Noticed......?

The Obama model of public communication:

1. Make statement.

2. Clarify statement.

3. Clarify clarification.

4. Change subject.

5. Repeat.

Remember In November

True Vision, True Hope

The proverb states it quite emphatically: Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Although he was not perfect and certainly had his share of flaws, Ronald Reagan had a vision. He knew there were forces that wanted government to grow, at the expense of freedom and liberty. He fought those forces back then and I believe that he knew they would not surrender easily, after he left.

Here is a prime example of today's forces that seek to plant government deeper in our lives at the expense of our personal liberties, and those who will follow us:

We hear many voices, today. We hear them clamor, we hear them insult, we hear them intimidate. Many of us know and understand what their motives are, we knew it back in 2008. But enough people on the fence were willing to ignore the pleas of those of us who knew. And this is what we got for it.

Folks, it's going to be tough. We have a huge mess to clean up and there is no guarantee it will be easy. It may take some time and we may have to make some sacrifices along the way.

But we can do it. If I didn't think we could, I wouldn't be wasting my time typing this out.

It is said that the WWII generation was the world's greatest generation. After all, it was them, who sacrificed so much to save the world from a maniacal madman and his distorted vision for the world. His vision was being implemented by force. They did not fear those who advanced their beliefs by violence and the threat thereof. They were steadfast, brave, and determined to not allow him to succeed.

Today, we have many people in power who have distorted visions of their own. They are not using the barrel of a gun to implement them. But they haven't acquired enough power or leverage from the citizenry to do this just yet.

Nevertheless, they are intent on ramming it down our throats against our will in a different way. They listen not to the people, but to their own selfish and aggrandizing spirits. They issue executive orders and pass unpopular legislation under the guise of humanitarianism, but under it all it is still a huge power grab to set things up for more abuses in the future.

They may not be rolling tanks into our yards right now, but it is still by force.

Today, that great generation is dying off and we who were raised by them are all that is left to carry on that torch. But if within this nation there are a few men and woman who have clear and concise visions of the way things ought to be, then there is an opportunity to restore that which is slipping away from us, and into the hands of an increasingly more corrupt government.

This is our chance, this is our moment. This is my sincere hope.

If we rise to the occasion as it has been done in generations past, we can become an even greater generation than those who preceded us. If not, then their sacrifice will have been in vain, our nation will crumble before our very eyes, and there will be no more hope.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rejecting Stupidity

I don't know about all of you, but I have to say that I think the current group of Democratic leadership is the biggest bunch of dumbasses I have ever seen in my life. The sad thing is they think WE are the dumbasses, which is why they are saying the stupidest things and getting away with it.

Please allow me to say unequivocally and without any reservation whatsoever, I am sick of it and intend to do everything I can to put these people back into the private sector or at very least back in the minority where they can do far less damage. As it stands now, the havoc they have already wreaked is not going to be easy to put aside. It will take years to fix, if it can be fixed at all.

But.....we have to start somewhere. And..... starting with these communist heathen found in this video seems to be as good of a place as any.

I long to see Nancy Pelosi to be demoted back to MINORITY Leader and am equally looking forward to seeing Harry Reid join the ranks of the unemployed. What about you?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Hopefully. I will get finally get a small measure of closure from my best friend's recent death tomorrow, when we will attend his memorial service. There was no funeral, so there hasn't been an opportunity for his family and friends to comfort one another. We have had to continue with our daily lives and somehow manage to cope with the thoughts, the memories, and most of all the pain.

For some reason, I have always been one who people seek out when they are troubled, the one they speak to when they are grieving. I always seem to know what to say because I became acquainted with grief as a young man. It's nothing I do, the words just seem to come naturally. And if only for a little while, they usually seem to feel a little better.

It's not going to be easy this time around, for I am not sure I will know what to say. Maybe it will be my time to seek comfort by just being in the presence of the many who will miss him.

The love will fill the room. The people will mourn and they will comfort each other. But at some point, the time will pass and they will all go back home to start the process of picking up the pieces and resuming their lives. The service will be over, but the grief will linger.

But it will get better with time. If we are patient and steadfast, it always does.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Deficit?.... What Deficit?

When thugs get attention, they often tend to make utter fools of themselves.

To support this claim, I enter into evidence this video of the AFL-CIO President doing just that:

No economist in the country would say we have a deficit problem?

I think Mr. Trumka is either lying or is not very well informed.

this article from the WSJ as my evidence.

The U.S. government spent itself deeper into the red last month, paying nearly $20 billion in interest on debt and an additional $9.8 billion to help unemployed Americans.

Federal spending eclipsed revenue for the 22nd straight time, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record. The highest was $180.68 billion in July 2009.

The Treasury Department says we have a multi-billion dollar deficit for one month, the WSJ reports it, and this Bozo says it's false. I guess the Treasury Department does not have any economists on staff.

Who knows? Based on what we know about the current Treasury Secretary, he may be right on that one.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Healthcare On The Street

I have to honestly say that Juan Williams gets it right once in awhile. But when he gets it wrong, he really gets it wrong.

I have heard Mr. Williams confront race-baiters in the past and for that, we commend him. But in this comment about the recent rejection of Obamacare in Missouri (Prop C), Juan is truly clueless:

Yeah? Old white people were responsible for the bill's passage, alright.

Kevin Jackson did some research and here's what he found:

All I can say is, I hope this is a sign of more good things to come. States need to exercise their rights afforded them under the Constitution. In this case, the people of the state of Missouri did just that... while clueless residents stayed home.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I have been having computer issues. First, I got a virus that my Webroot would not remove. It was a six-year old computer so I could not see handing over hundreds of dollars to the Geek Squad when for a few bucks more I could have a new one.

So, I bought one, brought it home, used it for two hours, and found that the hardware was bad. They are supposed to have my new one programmed bright and early tomorrow.

As a result, I have been unable to post much.

Currently...... I am on my wife's laptop.

I hate laptops.

Thank you for your patience and do check back often.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

New Post

I have a new post over at PPTOG, entitled Beginnings. My computer has a virus so, I will be picking my new one up tomorrow. Hopefully I can remember my password to Blogger, which has been stored for several years.

But do feel free to discuss.

Another Blast From The Past

Caught in a chasm that is split between two different worlds of emotions.

Mellow and pensive:


Skeptical and argumentative:



Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Performance Evaluation

While Obama and the Democrats want to make this election about race, there are more important things to discuss right now. One of those things is how their performance is being measured.

Right now, we find that polls are not favoring their job performances on real issues that affect Americans.
For example, the latest USA Today/Gallup poll shows than attitudes on the war in Afghanistan have changed.

Support for Obama's management of the war fell to 36%, down from 48% in a February poll. Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001.

It was not a mistake to roust the Taliban. The mistake was thinking that we could convert the masses to a civilized century, where culture did not include the beating and maiming of women. Unless we get a plan to convert the people's brutal thought processes to a more peaceful tone, we are just spinning our wheels now.

Until Pakistan's feet are held to the fire (for not effectively policing the region that harbors the supply line of weapons and fighters), this is going to be a great lesson that the Soviets learned the hard way.

The decline in support contributed to the lowest approval ratings of Obama's presidency. Amid a lengthy recession, more Americans support his handling of the economy (39%) than the war.

It's not surprising that the report would seek to spin this a little. We cannot help but notice that this is a desperate attempt, if there ever was one. Three whole percentage points when they are this low is not that much of a gap.

The point is simple. If either these numbers listed in this post were significantly higher, it would indicate that Obama and the Democrats were doing a fine job with everything charged to their care. If there was less unemployment, less casualties in Afghanistan, a better strategy for winning it, and a better track record on fiscal responsibility, we would not be having this conversation and might even be discussing things like NFL training camps.

I have always maintained that polls are just polls. They have no real significance until an election is held. But we can also see trends as useful indicators of the real world and what is going on in it. And what we see in the latest rounds is a country on the decline at an alarming rate.

Certainly and surely, it will continue on that downward path if we do not effect a change in November. Do not let up your voices on the important matters. Do not allow those who ruin what is ours, to dictate the narrative in these coming days, because we all know they will become even more they sink even lower.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Rangeling In Troubled Waters

We have all known for a long time about Charlie Rangel's ethical issues. We have covered his corruption at PYY before. We have had no qualms about referring to him as a fraud and a criminal.

If this isn't enough for the Dems right just before the biggest mid-term election ever, now comes Maxine Waters with her share of problems.

You know her. She's one of the idiots who in 2004 told us there was nothing wrong with Fannie and Freddie, the same idiot who openly stated she wanted to nationalize the oil industry. She is the same idiot that castigated Newt Gingrich on the House floor for his issues back in 1995.

But now she is about to enter the same world as Chuck Rangel. She is about to face an ethics trial for the usual offenses, padding a spouse's pocket -- which in this case, is as good as her own.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., plans to go through a House trial to contest charges of misusing her office, NBC News confirmed Friday night.

A House ethics subcommittee says Waters, 71, improperly intervened in 2008 with federal regulators to help get bailout funds for a bank that her husband owned stock in and on whose board he once served, said NBC and other media reports. Waters also once held stock in the bank.

This will be interesting, to say the least.

It seems that Rangel has been offered a deal to basically leave the House "with dignity". Dems want this badly, before his trial becomes an ad for GOP candidates everywhere in November. Think of it as another race baiting crook being thrown under the bus. (I would call him a sacrificial lamb, but I think a goat is more appropriate here.)

I say that if he wanted to leave with dignity, he should have left after his first term ..... long before he had the opportunity to steal millions from the American people. But he did not. He arrogantly held onto power and thumbed his nose at those who were appalled by his criminal deeds.

One can only wonder if the same thing will play out in the Waters situation.

Will they offer her up as a sacrificial goat, for the good of the Progressive movement?

Will she take the deal and run away from the cash cow that has enriched her and Rangel greatly, while at the same time demonizing the rich who actually produce something?

Or will both of them dig their heels in against the racist conspiracy to remove black voices from the Federal Legislature?

Personally, I hope they stay in and fight these racist charges. I hope they do it and drag every last damned Democrat down with them in the process. I want this to be shown on C-Span in September and October, while people are thinking about who they will vote for in November. I want this to be p[art of the narrative that brings down Pelosi, and reverts her back to being a shill on the hill WITHOUT a gavel.

I hope they leave a lasting impression of corrupt employees who must be taken from the place by security, while kicking, screaming, and threatening lawsuits all the way to their cars. I hope Fox is on that scene with cameras and live audio.

I hope, I hope, I hope. But I will not hold my breath in the process.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Race Baiting: Indy Style

Wait until you get a load of this story:

Relations between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and some members of the African-American community are still a sore spot in the weeks since the Brandon Johnson incident.

Case in point -- an altercation in which an officer was injured during a presentation to a youth symposium last weekend that officials said was staged, leading to the suspension of a parks manager and animosity among officers, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported.

You may recall that I posted a little bit on the Brandon Johnson incident, awhile back.

Now we have a local group of wannabe civil rights leaders setting up tests for the police to pass or fail. Of course the race-baiting perpetrators are denying they set this entire thing up as a means of getting publicity.

I guess the best way to get noticed is to set up straw men, for real. And when they are set up, let them fight so a white officer will react in a such a way that they can scream racism. Once that happens, the media whores like Al Sharpton can come back to Indy and instigate more incidents like this. They can do this as many times as necessary to ensure there is no trust between police and blacks at any level.

Good job, bastards. Good job.

El Centro CA: A Cycle Of Despair

I cannot help but notice that El Centro, California is currently at 27.6% unemployment.

El Centro, Calif., is the largest U.S. city to be situated entirely below sea level. At the moment, it's also home to the country's most underwater job market. Nationally, the unemployment rate sits at 9.5 percent. But in the El Centro metropolitan area, it's a staggering 27.6 percent. And as workers across the country struggle to navigate the anemic labor market, El Centro has emerged as a case study about just how fragile the economic recovery can be.

But they will probably re-elect Rep. Bob Filner (D-51) to a another term representing them in Washington. They will probably re-elect Democrats Denise Moreno Ducheny (a lawyer) and Manuel Perez (a co-founder of La Union Estudiantil de la Raza) to their State Legislatures. They have no clue that one of the reasons they are in such a depressed state is because of the socialist policies brought on by Democrats.

They are in a cycle of despair that cannot be broken by promises of more government programs, because the California and the U.S. governments are broke. They cannot pay the existing bills for the existing programs, which have not helped the people of El Centro one iota.

So keep it up El Centro. Keep sending the same tired people with the same old tired ideas back into office, and see if the outcome changes. Do that and we'll see if you can break the 30% barrier by year's end.


By request, I have re-opened my theology blog again.

Here is the inaugural re-opening post.

Give it a look, if you feel the desire.