"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Friday, November 30, 2012

Can We Drop the Fantasy That Transit Is Green?

Can We Drop the Fantasy That Transit Is Green? » The Antiplanner

Another Weasel - Gibson: Tax Pledge Doesn’t Count Because District Number Changed

Why not just call yourself a Democrat and tax away? 
Former Army Officer? m/r

Gibson: Tax Pledge Doesn’t Count Because District Number Changed - By John Fund - The Corner - National Review Online
by John Fund 11-30-12

Freshman Republican congressman Chris Gibson of New York’s Hudson Valley is a former U.S. Army officer. Normally, you’d expect straight talk and a direct answer from a guy like that. But when Representative Gibson was asked just weeks after winning reelection whether he meant to stand by the Americans for Tax Reform pledge against any net tax increase he resorted to evasive maneuvers that would get a new Army recruit busted by his drill sergeant.
Representative Gibson now says he signed his pledge in 2010 when he was a candidate for Congress. But the pledge was made to the people of New York’s 20th congressional district. Since then, the new Census mandated a redrawing of the district lines which included changing the number of the district Gibson was in. So his office now claims: “Congressman Gibson doesn’t plan to re-sign it for the 19th Congressional District, which he now represents (the pledge is to your constituents of a numbered district).”
This comical maneuver should make Representative Gibson a laughing-stock. What if the New York legislature had kept his district number the same? Would he then be bound by it?
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Norquist’s Finest Hour, but not the Republican's in Congress

Robert Corker, the Republican senator of Tennessee, says he’s “not obligated” to the pledge,  or weaselly Peter King, the Long Island hypocrite or Southern Fried good  old boy Senator Chambliss. Since they are “not obligated” to keep their pledge to not raise taxes, how are they doing with their pledge to uphold the Constitution in their oath of office? m/r

Norquist’s Finest Hour - The New York Sun
Editorial of The New York Sun | November 26, 2012

One of the moments we’ll never forget in our long newspaper career is the way the editor of the Wall Street Journal, Robert L. Bartley, stood on principle in his break with President George H. W. Bush over taxes. Reagan’s successor had just put out the budget that broke his most famous campaign promise. The vow — “Read my lips. No new taxes”— had been made at the Republican National Convention in 1988 that nominated Mr. Bush for president and helped him win the White House. It became one of the most famous declarations in American political history. Once in office, Mr. Bush betrayed the pledge. The Journal washed its hands of him in an editorial that, figuratively if not literally, opened the transition to the Clinton era.
We’ve been thinking of that moment as the Drudge Report ticks off the list of senators who are abandoning, or saying they’re prepared to abandon, the tax pledges that helped them win office. The most famous of these pledges is the one published by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. It’s been one of the most effective campaigns in American politics. The pledge comprises two promises. One is to oppose “any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and businesses.” The second is to oppose “”any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
A fundamental point of the pledges is that they are not made to Mr. Norquist or his organization. He merely keeps track of them. They are pledges to the legislators’ constituents and to the American people. So it is just breath-taking see someone like, to name but one, Robert Corker, the Republican senator of Tennessee, being quoted as saying that, since he’s been elected to a new term, he’s “not obligated” to the pledge. Same for Peter King, the Long Islander of whom we’ve been a long-time admirer; what in the world is he doing joining with Senator Chambliss in suggesting that he’s not committed to the pledge he made to the voters of New York.
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We are being treated as a Joke. McConnell 'Burst Into Laughter' as Geithner Outlined Obama's Plan

You voted for the taxaholic, dumbasses. m/r

McConnell 'Burst Into Laughter' as Geithner Outlined Obama's Plan | The Weekly Standard

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff.  He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts.
Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent a shock to the economy in January.  “Nothing good is happening” in the negotiations, McConnell says, because of Obama’s insistence on tax rate hikes for the wealthy but unwillingness to embrace serious spending cuts.
Geithner suggested $1.6 trillion in tax increases, McConnell says, but showed “minimal or no interest” in spending cuts. When congressional leaders went to the White House three days after the election, Obama talked of possible curbs on the explosive growth of food stamps and Social Security disability payments. But since Geithner didn’t mention them, those reductions appear to be off the table now, McConnell says.
Obama is pushing to raise the tax rates on couples earning more than $250,000 and individuals earning more than $200,000. But those wouldn’t produce revenues anywhere near $1.6 trillion over a decade.
The “guess” of those involved in the negotiations....
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Looking Better All the Time! The Country of Texas

The Country of Texas » Common Sense Evaluation

The Condom and the Snowman


Ben Gunn meets Tim Gunn - How about a Hairdryer for the Little Boy in Your Life?

A bit Cheesy says you, a lot Cheesy says I! 
Hope those gay toy prices are in Swedish Krona. m/r

How about a Hairdryer for the Little Boy in Your Life? - By Katherine Connell - The Corner - National Review Online

The Republicans, the Democrats, and Grover - The simple truth is that if you give the government more it will spend even more!

The simple truth is that if you give the government more it will spend even more!
The Poison Pawn: New Pledge Breaking "Revenue" for Future Cuts. Yeah right, fool us a thousand times, shame on America! 
Shut the whole mess down! m/r
They promise! Yippee! And if you believe the two percent can pay off the Prophet Obama's twenty-trillion-dollar national debt when he leaves office, you are an ignoramus.

The American Spectator : The Republicans, the Democrats, and Grover

So Republicans are supposed to stop being Republicans?
WASHINGTON -- What is a Republican elected official? A Republican elected official is one who says, "I won't raise my constituents' taxes." Asked to elaborate, the Republican elected official explains, "I will keep taxes down to allow the economy to grow and to throw off ever more tax revenue." The Republican believes that the way to pay for government is to let the economy roar… and to keep spending reasonable.
What is a Democratic elected official? Back in the early 1960s a Democratic elected official, at least when it came to growing the economy, was not much different from a Republican. President John F. Kennedy called for a tax cut to fire up the economy. Things are different now. A Democratic elected official today is a crafty pol whose economic theories are at best muzzy-headed. The Democrats have supposedly embraced the middle class. That is, as the mathematician Senator Patty Murray of Washington said on National Public Radio the other day, "98 percent" of the American people. The Democrats promise not to raise taxes on this middle class. They will only raise them on the top two percent, who are mostly scoundrels anyway, and the economy will grow, and all will be well.
One trillion dollars in budget deficits will continue for the next four years, but everyone will be happy. Medicare will continue to pay out. Medicaid and Social Security will continue to pay out. All the lesser entitlement programs will flourish. If we need more money, the Democrats will hit the upper two percent even harder. You wondered where the goose that laid the golden egg might be? Well, for Democrats it is to be found among that two percent. They really believe that all America is with them, save for this fat and lazy two percent.
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Oath Breakers - Weenie Republicans and taxes

Keep your Oath, you Lily Livered Liars!
The last Republican president to pledge “Read my lips. NO NEW TAXES” and then violate that promise was dispatched by the voters to a hotel suite in Houston, rather than to four more years in the White House. I bet George Herbert Walker Bush today would stick to his pledge. 

Republicans and taxes | Fox News

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Published November 29, 2012 | FoxNews.com 

... Most Republicans re-elected to both houses of Congress had publicly pledged not to vote to raise taxes under any circumstances. And most of those Republicans have adhered to that promise -- until now.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the false congressional fiscal conservatives in the Republican Party began to reveal their true selves. Led by the Republican presidential standard bearer in 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain, at least a half-dozen Republican members of Congress have renounced their public promises never to vote to raise taxes. In the case of Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), Congressman and Senator-elect Jeff Flake, (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Peter King, (R-NY), they had re-stated their promises, directly or indirectly, as recently as last month during their successful campaigns. Did they blatantly dupe the voters? Did they genuinely change their minds? Did they ever sincerely accept the pro-freedom anti-tax logic?
The Founders certainly embraced the pro-freedom anti-tax logic, as they gave us a Constitution that barred the federal government from imposing any direct tax on any persons. That was part of the genius of the document. If the feds really needed cash, they’d need to tax the states. ...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

GO AWAY! Whatever happened to the right to be left alone?

You breath, go outside gardening, use your car, take a walk, shop... do any of these things and I guarantee you that you will have broken some law or regulation written by a busybody bureaucrat, councilman, lobbyist or "there ought to be a law" politician. 
Get the hell out of our lives! m/r
"The purpose of the Constitution has been to restrain the government, so that it cannot do to us what the king and his soldiers did to our forbearers; and everyone in the Congress has taken a public oath to uphold the Constitution." 

Whatever happened to the right to be left alone? | Fox News
By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano    11-26-12

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written in order to keep the government from invading the right to be left alone--today known as the right to privacy. The Framers who wrote the Constitution, and Jefferson and his colleagues who insisted on the Fourth amendment among others, had suffered grievously at the hands of the British king and his soldiers.

When King George III and Parliament were looking for new ways to extract revenue from the colonists, they devised the Stamp Act. This legislation required that on every piece of paper in the homes of every colonist there must appear a stamp issued by and purchased from the British government. This applied to all books, letters, financial and legal documents, even to pamphlets to be distributed and posters to be nailed to trees.

Question: How did the king and the Parliament who were 3,000 miles away and across the sea, know if colonists had the stamps on the papers in their homes?
Answer: Parliament enacted the Writs of Assistance Act. This legislation permitted British soldiers to write their own search warrants in which they authorized themselves to enter the homes of the colonists ostensibly to look for the stamps.
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What Else Would You Expect - Empty Embrace… Hurricane Sandy Victim Upset After Being Played By Obama

Obama and the other photo-op politicians are Flim Flam, Jive Turkeys. m/r

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Jim Hoft on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Obama used her as a photo-op and promised to get her assistance after her business was wiped out by Hurricane Sandy. But it was all a show.
Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant in White House Photo, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012.
Donna Vanzant still hasn’t received any help and she’s upset.
I was very excited and felt warm by the embrace thinking this is really going to happen. I’m going to get the help I need because he promised that. I’ve gotten no help. I’ve gotten nothing but ‘No, you’re not covered for this. No, you’re not covered for that.”

Sacred Cows from Hell!

If You Oppose Susan Rice You Must Be a Bigot

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Of course he does - Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal'

Here is the end of the stick that stinks.
Obama is señor sucker!  The biggest source of income for Mexico is money sent by illegal aliens from the USA back to Mexico. m/r

Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal' | The Weekly Standard

5:10 PM, NOV 27, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER

The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, praised President Barack Obama's immigration plan in a meeting today at the White House. 
 “We fully support your proposal,” said Peña Nieto in reference to Obama's immigration plan, according to the pool report. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.” 
Obama indicated his willingness to visit Mexico after the president-elect invited the American president to the 2013 North American Leaders Summit. 
“Any excuses to go to Mexico,” said Obama. “I’m always game.”
But for now it will be Vice President Joe Biden who will be going to Mexico--to attend the inauguration of Peña Nieto.
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All-Female Supreme Court-- That would be great if they were more like Ann Coulter!

I suspect Ginsberg had something else in mind. m/r

Ginsburg Wants To See All-Female Supreme Court « CBS DC
November 27, 2012 

BOULDER, Colo. (CBSDC) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hopes to see an all-female Supreme Court one day.
Ginsburg made the comment during a 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder, according to CNS News.
“Now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay,” Ginsburg told the conference. “And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough and I say when there are nine, people are shocked.”
Ginsburg said that no one has “ever raised a question” when nine men were serving on the bench.
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Did you see this? Not just waste, it is just stupid!

Less Government — It's a spending problem.

Editor’s Note: This first appeared in NewsBusters.org.
Not Quite the Same Now, Is It?
The Jurassic Press have long had a field day puffing up bailed out General Motors (GM) and their electric automotive windmill – the Chevrolet Volt.
When it came to August Volt sales numbers, the Media were Justin Bieber-excited.
But the Press left out a few non-incidental facts.
Fully 2/3s of the “sales” were leases, leaving around 925 cars that were truly sold.
And this lease scam appears to have been going on since the Volt’s November 2010 launch.

This is the same funk for so many of us ... I Don’t Know Anything!

The election made no sense.  m/r 

I Don’t Know Anything! » Common Sense Evaluation

Well, It’s official; I don’t know anything.
I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.
I was wrong.
I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbent’s neck, sinking him.
I was wrong. ...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Waiting for Darwin

“We now know that Marxism and Freudianism were elegant intellectual fantasies.”

Waiting for Darwin - Taki's Magazine
by John Derbyshire  November 22, 2012

There has been an outbreak of realism recently.
I noticed it first in the postelection commentary. The normal thing is that following an election, the thumb-sucking commentariat carves up the result by interests: region, class, religion, the economy, liberal-conservative inclination, etc.
You can include me among the thumb-suckers. Here I was ruminating on the elections of 2008 (cultural Marxism, class warfare), 2004 (spending, SCOTUS, groveling to foreigners), 2000 (regulations, taxes, immigration).
This time around the commentary was wall-to-wall demography. The left was crowing about how women and minorities had come into their inheritance while white heterosexual males had been banished to the place of wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Much more astonishing was the sight of light bulbs going on over the heads of conservative commentators. Bill O’Reilly announced on prime-time TV that “The white establishment is now the minority.” Mark Steyn said that “demographics is destiny.” Fred Barnes confessed that “the white vote is a Republican stronghold” and urged Republicans not to feel guilty about it. (I swear I won’t, Fred.)
“We now know that Marxism and Freudianism were elegant intellectual fantasies.”
All true: but what then of the notion that any number of persons, of any race or ethnicity, can be persuaded to any political position if the arguments are properly pitched?

Messianic Worship by the retards - Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama'

Its always the case, and they keep on showing up, Napoleon, Mussolini, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Che. Adored figures, small minded and dangerous beings. m/r

Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama' | NewsBusters.org
By Noel Sheppard | November 26, 2012

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." twice
This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (see video at link)

It looks like Baghdad, It micromanages like Iran, Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit

From Three Generations born and bred in LA, I decided to go decades ago. It lost it beauty and charm. The City Council passes inconsequential measures to make busy work as control freaks because they have no clue how to deal with the problems they perpetuate. It had ballots in more languages than the UN can translate (what happened to naturalized citizens being required to be examined in English), most homes have bars on their windows and private security police shields stuck in the flowerbed near the entrances. The places that are LA, where people live and no one visits, to work and go to school are dirty and dangerous. The homes are built on slabs much like the destiny of the City. The Los Angeles where I was born, died decades ago. The Original Tommy's Hamburgers seem to always have a line, there was a time when you could have a good dinner inside the Brown Derby and the Ambassador Hotel was a destination (now it gone and its a multi-million dollar High School penitentiary boondoggle). m/r

PJ Media » Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit

By Jack Dunphy On November 20, 2012 
If a man sits on the bank of some great river and looks across to the other side, so tranquil does the current appear that it might seem to him as though the water isn’t really moving at all. Only when he looks closely will he see that the river is running steadily, ever so steadily, to the sea.
And so it is with the course on which the city of Los Angeles finds itself.  Visitors to the city will still find it to be a vibrant and interesting place to spend a week or two, with its pleasant climate and many tourist attractions, and there are still plenty of nice neighborhoods where home prices, despite the recent housing slump, are well beyond the reach of most Americans (most certainly this one).  And there is a revitalized downtown, where you can grab a nice dinner and take in a movie, a concert, or a game of professional basketball or hockey.  The entertainment industry, too, is still centered in and around Los Angeles, even as the actual production of many television shows and nearly all feature films is carried on elsewhere.
Yes, to the average tourist and even to most residents, Los Angeles would seem the very picture of civic vitality.  But like that mighty river, powerful forces are now propelling it on a course that will take it, if you will, right out to sea.
Except for a few years after college, I lived my entire life in Los Angeles, and by that I mean within its actual boundaries.  And even for those few years when I lived outside those boundaries, I was never more than a ten-minute drive from the city limits.  But I don’t live there anymore.
I take no joy in reporting this, for I always assumed I would live out my days in the city where I was born and where my roots are deep.  My father was born in Los Angeles, which by L.A. standards is akin to tracing one’s roots back to the Mayflower.
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How the Pilgrims saved us from socialism

Exclusive: Jack Cashill explains William Bradford's failed Marxist experiment

How the Pilgrims saved us from socialism

Karl Marx had little use for America. From what he knew it was “pre-eminently the country of religiosity,” and yet it seemed to be the one nation that had been most thoroughly corrupted by ambition. Two strikes against America right there.
The “free inhabitant” of New England, Marx wrote in “On The Jewish Question,” is convinced “that he has no other destiny here below than to become richer than his neighbor.” When he travels, he worries “only of interest and profit.” The world for the New England Yankee is “no more than a Stock Exchange.” As to idols, he has but one, and that is, of course, mammon.
Marx wrote this in 1843, when J.P. Morgan was a first grader in Hartford, Conn., and Marcus Goldman was peddling goods from a horse-drawn cart in Philadelphia. One sees in his rant a precocious anti-Americanism that would deform the thinking of the international left for the next 165 years and find full flower, most recently, in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
What Marx almost assuredly did not know is that 200 years earlier, the very first New Englanders had taken a serious stab at the social scheme he was in the process of formulating.
Plymouth Plantation Gov. William Bradford describes here the outcome of the colony’s ambitious “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” experiment:
The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato’s and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012


Take that U.N.
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

MARENGO, Ohio — Salvation isn’t automatic — but it might be semiautomatic.
In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.
“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. “And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.”
Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements for earning a concealed weapons permit. The training includes two hours on a church member’s private shooting range.
“I grew up going to church, but hadn’t attended in a number of years,” said David Freeman, 52, a local engineering manager who attended a firearm safety class at the church. “Always considered myself a Christian. I came for the gun classes and have been coming back for two years.”
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Failures of Intelligence

Clapper on, Clapper off. The Clapper. m/r

Failures of Intelligence - Mark Steyn - National Review Online
Petraeus’s judgment and Clapper’s obtuseness testify to America’s problems.

Let us turn from the post-Thanksgiving scenes of inflamed mobs clubbing each other to the ground for a discounted television set to the comparatively placid boulevards of the Middle East. In Cairo, no sooner had Hillary Clinton’s plane cleared Egyptian air space than Mohamed Morsi issued one-man constitutional amendments declaring himself and his Muslim Brotherhood buddies free from judicial oversight and announced that his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, would be retried for all the stuff he was acquitted of in the previous trial. Morsi now wields total control over parliament, the judiciary, and the military to a degree Mubarak in his jail cell can only marvel at. Old CIA wisdom: He may be an SOB but he’s our SOB. New post–Arab Spring CIA wisdom: He may be an SOB but at least he’s not our SOB.
But don’t worry. As America’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, assured the House Intelligence Committee at the time of Mubarak’s fall, the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” organization. The name’s just for show, same as the Episcopal Church.
Which brings us to Intelligence Director Clapper’s fellow intelligence director, General Petraeus. Don’t ask me why there’s a director of national intelligence and a director of central intelligence. Something to do with 9/11, after which the government decided it could use more intelligence. Instead it wound up with more directors of intelligence, which is the way it usually goes in Washington. Anyway, I blow hot and cold on the Petraeus sex scandal. Initially, it seemed the best shot at getting a largely uninterested public to take notice of the national humiliation and subsequent cover-up over the deaths of American diplomats and the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi. On the other hand, everyone involved in this sorry excuse for a sex scandal seems to have been too busy e-mailing each other to have had any sex. The FBI was initially reported to have printed out 20,000–30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications between General Allen, U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and Jill Kelley of Tampa, one-half of a pair of identical twins dressed like understudies for the CentCom mess-hall production of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Thirty thousand pages! The complete works of Shakespeare come to about three and a half thousand pages, but American officials can’t even have a sex scandal without getting bogged down in the paperwork.
For the cost of running those FBI documents off the photocopier, you could fly some broad to the Bahamas and have a real sex scandal. Instead, we’ll “investigate” it for a year or three, as we’re doing with Benghazi itself.
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Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet?


The Rosett Report » Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet?

By Claudia Rosett On November 24, 2012 
Here it comes again — another United Nations-sponsored grab to control the Internet. Next month, Dec. 3-14, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding a conference [1] in Dubai, at which UN member states will meet to update the ITU treaty arrangements for international communications. The window will be open for everything from proposals for UN-regulated and administered fees to, as The Hill [2] reports, language from China and Iran, which, in an effort to share with the world at large their own domestic practices, “could lead to online censorship and government monitoring of Web traffic.”
For those of you who don’t spend hours poring over UN web sites, some quick background on the UN’s ITU. Based in Geneva, its current secretary-general [3]is Hamadoun Toure of Mali, whose credentials include a PhD from the University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of Moscow; honorary degrees from, among other places, the State University of Belarus and the National University of Moldova; plus membership in the Golden Order of the Honour of the International Telecommunication Academy of Moscow. The ITU’s deputy secretary-general [4], Zhao Houlin, is from China.
I’d include here a list of participants expected at the Dubai conference, except, in one those ominous foreshadowings to which the UN’s more troublesome gatherings are prone, the conference web site features its roster of “Announced Participants” as a restricted link [5], accessible only to those the ITU deems worthy. Apparently that does not include the great unwashed Internet-using public.
But hey, with the UN on the job, what could possibly go wrong?
Plenty, of course. The UN, in one way or another, has been eyeing the internet for years [6] as a potential font of cash and lever of control.

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When Your Death is the Enemy's Religion, Peace is Going to Kill You! - War Is the Answer

Peace Talks are part of the delusional world of George Mitchell. His great "Peace Talks" were The Palestinian Peace Talks, all Failed and war continues today, The Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement, Implementation failed. 
The economic and aging process, and in part Irish American's grew weary of supporting the violence of the IRA, Sinn Fein and Gerry Adams. m/r

The Oslo Accords turned stone-throwers into shooters and suicide bombers. It allowed the kind of people that most of Israel’s Muslim neighbors had locked up and thrown away the key to, inside the country and gave them charge of the economy and the youth. Every peace dove, every peace song, every peace agreement, made the rivers of blood that followed not only inevitable, but mandatory.

War Is the Answer

By Daniel Greenfield On November 24, 2012
For the last hundred years the best and brightest of the civilized world have been engaged in the business of peace. In the days before the Nobel Peace Prize became a joke, it was expected that scientific progress would lead to moral progress. Nations would accept international laws and everyone would get together to replace wars with international conferences.
Instead technological progress just gave us better ways to kill each other. There have been few innovations in the moral technology of global harmony since Immanuel Kant’s “Perpetual Peace” laid out a plan to grant world citizenship to all refugees and outlaw all armies, invasions and atrocities with the whole shebang would be overseen by a League of Nations.
That was in 1795 and Kant’s plan was at least more reasonable than anything we have two-hundred years later today because it at least set out to limit membership in this body to free republics. If we had done that with the United Nations, it could conceivably have become something resembling a humane organization. Instead it’s a place where the dictators of the world stop by to give speeches about human rights for a show that’s funnier than anything you could find eight blocks away at the Broadway Comedy Club.
Since the League of Nations folded, the warring peoples of the world have added the atom bomb, the suicide bomber, the jet plane, the remotely guided missile, the rape squad, the IED, the child soldier and the stealth fighter to their arsenals. And the humanitarians have murdered a few billion trees printing out more useless treaties, conventions and condemnations; more dead trees than accounted for by every piece of human literature written until the 19th Century.
There is no moral technology to prevent war. Or rather war is the moral technology, that when properly applied, ensures peace.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great Stuff! small dead animals: Twitter: Idiocy of the Left on Display

Thanks for showing these twits as fools! m/r

small dead animals: Twitter: Idiocy of the Left on Display

November 22, 2012

Twitter: Idiocy of the Left on Display

Note: Anthony De Rosa is a reporter for Reuters.
Posted by Robert at November 22, 2012 5:00 PM

Following the San Francisco Lead for 220 sq. ft. apartments, Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit

These are 'Luxury Size' starting at with the standard container floor area of 8' x 40' for 320 sq. ft. But remember, these are to to "Luxury Condos" for the Detroit Area rather the rental units as in the Bay Area's 220 sq. ft."Alcatraz Arms."
The fly in this ointment is there has been a housing surplus in Detroit for years since the Democrats and Unions that ruined its economy. This caused a mass evacuation of its population over the last several decades. m/r

Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit - Yahoo! News
By Karin Halperin | ABC News – Fri, Nov 23, 2012

The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year.
Strong, durable and portable, shipping containers stack easily and link together like Legos. About 25 million of these 20-by-40 feet multicolored boxes move through U.S. container ports a year, hauling children's toys, flat-screen TVs, computers, car parts, sneakers and sweaters.
But so much travel takes its toll, and eventually the containers wear out and are retired. That's when architects and designers, especially those with a "green" bent, step in to turn these cast-off boxes intostudent housing in Amsterdam, artists' studios, emergency shelters, health clinics, office buildings.
Despite an oft-reported glut of unused cargo containers lying idle around U.S. ports and ship yards - estimates have ranged from 700,000 to 2 million - the Intermodal Steel Building Units and Container Homes Association puts the number closer to 12,000, including what's sold on Craigslist and eBay.
Joel Egan, co-founder of HyBrid Architecture in Seattle, which has built cottages and office buildings from shipping containers for close to a decade and coined the term " cargotecture" to describe this method of construction, warns that although containers can be bought for as little as $2,500, they shouldn't be seen as a low-cost housing solution.
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Why is Vladimir Putin playing James Bond? The World is Shaken, but not Stirred.

From Her Majesty's Secret Service to the KGB in five decades. 
Ian Fleming has been rolling in his grave. 
I'm 007
No, I'm 007
The new James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, who is a ringer for Vladimir Putin, is reported to be anti-gun, accused of being gay by gays (who else) and supports Obama. 
Now we see the connection to the KGB. 007 once fought and had a license to kill Commies, now he's just a another version of Commie-lite. m/r

Sound Just Like Obama and his Supporters!

They want to change America for the worse, which will destroy it. m/r

Unhappy Muslims! » Common Sense Evaluation
11-24-12  - Thanks to Evaluation -full post-

They’re not happy in Gaza.
They’re not happy in Egypt.
They’re not happy in Libya.
They’re not happy in Morocco.
They’re not happy in Iran.
They’re not happy in Iraq.
They’re not happy in Yemen.
They’re not happy in Afghanistan.
They’re not happy in Pakistan.
They’re not happy in Syria.
They’re not happy in Lebanon.
They’re happy in Australia.
They’re happy in Canada.
They’re happy in England.
They’re happy in France.
They’re happy in Italy.
They’re happy in Germany.
They’re happy in Sweden.
They’re happy in the USA.
They’re happy in Norway.
They’re happy in Holland.
They’re happy in Denmark.
Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim…and unhappy in every country that is!
Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.
THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN! And then—wait for it!—they want to change those countries to be like….THE COUNTRIES THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!
Excuse me, but I can’t help wondering… how damn dumb can you get?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Norquist slams latest tax pledge defector - The Hill's On The Money

Norquist slams latest tax pledge defector - The Hill's On The Money

Weenie Republican senator ditching Norquist anti-tax pledge - He should recall Bush 41 Lost for the Same Thing!

How Dumb-Assessed can he get? This is what happens when Republicans stay in office, especially in Washington, too long. 
The real problem with raising taxes, it will just be spent on more government waste and will not help restrict, the nearly always, wasteful spending by these wastrel politician scum!

Top Republican senator ditching Norquist anti-tax pledge - NYPOST.com

November 23, 2012
A top Republican senator is casting aside an anti-tax pledge he signed, saying that solving the country’s looming fiscal crisis is more important than honoring the decades-old pact.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., broke ranks with other conservatives Wednesday when he made the remarks to a local television station. Chambliss is a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators tasked with finding a solution to the country's fiscal woes.
"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," he told WMAZ-TV. "If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that."
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Preferred Status for the Muslim Terrorists - The U.N. Tilt to Terrorists

The U.N. Tilt to Terrorists - Claudia Rosett - National Review Online

As the attacks out of Gaza continued, Israel pleaded. The U.N. ignored it.
Nowhere in the charter of the United Nations is there any mandate for the U.N. to stack the deck in favor of terrorists. Yet that is exactly the effect of the current U.N. furor over conflict between Israel and the terrorists who control Gaza.
When terrorists in Hamas-run Gaza busied themselves in recent years launching well over 2,000 rocket and mortar attacks on Israel, including hundreds of attacks in recent months, the U.N. shrugged it off as business as usual. That’s not to say that the U.N. ignored the attacks entirely. As the bombardments went on, and on, a few U.N. officials did occasionally call for them to stop. But these statements were invariably coupled with calls for Israel to practice “restraint,” or, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon put it last week, “maximum restraint.” Under the circumstances, this amounts to a demand that Israel refrain from defending itself.
That might make sense were the U.N. itself devoted to protecting Israel by genuinely rolling up terrorists in Gaza. But the U.N. offers no such service. On the contrary, lacking even an official definition of terrorism, the U.N. works alongside the Palestinian terrorist groups that infest Gaza, especially Hamas, which controls the enclave and is dedicated in its charter to Israel’s destruction. The U.N. has made an entire sub-industry out of subsidizing Gaza, serving as a conduit for Western tax dollars to bankroll a wide array of social services. That helps free up Gaza’s terrorist overlords, backed by Iran, to focus their energies on acquiring and using munitions to attack Israel. In recent days, these attacks have included the launching of Iranian Fajr-5 rockets, with a range that extends as far as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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Do the Chinese now have greater property rights than Americans? Home Amid Chinese Highway a Symbol of Resistance

There, the 'holdouts' stayed in their homes where a highway was built. Here, it's so long Oolong (or Kelo) as the case may be.

     This is the vacant lot where the home of Susette Kelo once stood,  
city of New London, CT. Pfizer shut down the plant and moved, leaving 
 weeds, glass, bricks, pieces of pipe and shingle splinters and broken lives. 
 In the 1998, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer built a plant next to Fort Trumbull and the City of New London, Connecticut determined that someone else could make better use of the land than the Fort Trumbull residents.  The City handed over its power of eminent domain—the ability to take private property for public use—to the New London Development Corporation (NLDC), a private body, to take the entire neighborhood for private development. As the Fort Trumbull neighbors found out, when private entities wield government’s awesome power of eminent domain and can justify taking property with the nebulous claim of “economic development,” all homeowners are in trouble.

 The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision, that the private developer had the right of 'taking' private property for the better public use: Meaning more taxes as an underlying motivation.

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision against Kelo and her neighbors sparked a nation-wide backlash against eminent domain abuse, leading eight state supreme courts and 43 state legislatures to strengthen protections for property rights.  Moreover, Kelo educated the public about eminent domain abuse, and polls consistently show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to Kelo and support efforts to change the law to better protect home and small business owners.  Moreover, in the five years since the Kelo decision, citizen activists have defeated 44 projects that sought to abuse eminent domain for private development.  

Meanwhile, in New London, the Fort Trumbull project has been a dismal failure.  After spending close to 80 million in taxpayer money, there has been no new construction whatsoever and the neighborhood is now a barren field.  In 2009, Pfizer, the lynchpin of the disastrous economic development plan, announced that it was leaving New London for good, just as its tax breaks are set to expire.  
Go To - http://www.ij.org/kelo-v-new-london 

Home Amid Chinese Highway a Symbol of Resistance - ABC News

By DIDI TANG Associated Press BEIJING November 23, 2012 (AP)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Problem Understanding Gershwin - Matt Lauer is not having a Happy Thanksgiving

He was just following Obama's lead with Corp "S," as when he called them corpse-men. He must have been referring to the undertakers. m/r

Matt Lauer is not having a Happy Thanksgiving | Twitchy
 November 22, 2012 by Twitchy Staff 

“Matt Lauer” is a trending topic on Twitter this morning. He’s certainly generating a lot of social media buzz for the holiday. But it’s not for anything good, alas.
The veteran NBC host of the Today Show is anchoring the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade — and aggravating all sorts of viewers. Gershwin fans, for one:
Really Matt Lauer? "S. Wonderful" Try "S'Wonderful," one of the most popular Gershwin songs ever written. Heard of the Gershwins?
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“America Wages War Like the World’s Biggest NGO”

What does NGO mean? No Good Oafs!

“America Wages War Like the World’s Biggest NGO” | TIME.com

You don’t want your military described as an “NGO” — that stands for non-governmental organization, like the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders. It’s just one of the criticisms lobbed by Mark Steyn about how the nation is fighting, or not, in Afghanistan, in the latest issue of the conservativeNational Review. He argues that while the U.S. tends to be forward-leaning when it comes to getting into wars, it’s also forward-leaning when it comes to getting out. We simply don’t have the will to win, he says.
That’s true, as far as it goes, of course. Democratic governments who ask their civilians to sacrifice their offspring for never-ending wars –  ...
Steyn, author of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, takes a pretty apocalyptic view of the global scene. He fears Islamic fundamentalism could be coming soon to the United States. One place to turn back that tide, he believes, is Afghanistan. But he doesn’t like the apparent return-on-investment:
America wages war like the world’s biggest NGO – a do-gooding non-profit for which armed conflict is not the sharp end of a nation-state’s interest but an act of global stewardship. It’s war as the ultimate NPR fund drive: For a pledge of $12 billion, we’ll open a schoolhouse in Kandahar and a women’s-health clinic in Shah Joy and give everyone a copy of Three Cups of Tea. Six months after the last NATO soldier leaves, there will be no women at the women’s-health clinic and no schoolgirls at the schoolhouse. We came, we spent, we left no trace.

Read more: http://nation.time.com/2012/11/16/america-wages-war-like-the-worlds-biggest-ngo/#ixzz2CxI5fKrF