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i would like to thank the republican party

Regular readers of this weblog are probably wondering if I happened to start partaking of Washington State’s newest commercial enterprise while I am out here visiting my parents, on account of the title slapped on the top of this post, but I promise there is a perfectly reasonable, rational, and sober reason for me to have written it. 

As we all know, Our Glorious President auto-fellated on Tuesday night with an impressive* display of […]

what i have learned of news through osmosis

You know, for being a supposed “constitutional scholar / teacher / professor / lawyer / whatever-the-hell-else-he-claimed”, Our Glorious President does not have a damned clue about what his job entails, or what limitations are imposed on it by the Constitution: 

"In this year of action, the President will seek out as many opportunities as possible to work with Congress in a bipartisan way. But when American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, […]

are you surprised by this?

I will freely – and proudly – admit that I did not watch Obama’s pontificating to the American public this morning.  I may be unemployed, but I definitely have better things to do. 

I will likewise admit that I have not read a great deal of aftermath recapping or reporting… and my blood pressure thanks me for that. 

That said, from my admittedly limited point of view, it would appear to me that […]

are his speech writers that stupid?

By now, everyone is more than familiar with Our Glorious President’s idiotic and infantile proclamation that "you didn’t build that", but something about that entire moronic speech resonated with some deep-seated memory that refused to get off its lazy ass and move into the spotlight of my consciousness.

Thankfully, Jennifer applied boot to ass:

“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”

“Who?”

“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and […]

wanted: one spine

These days, Our Glorious President forces people to give up their eating utensils before he deigns to grace them with his presence.

However, not too long ago, Presidents rode in open-air cars and delivered 90-minute speeches after being shot at close range:

(Google Reader viewers, please click through for video.) 

If our Presidents are any indication, this country has been on a downward slope for a very long time, but the […]

the government can now tax us for living

If my understanding is correct – and I make absolutely no claims that it is, given that far smarter and better-educated people than me are still arguing over the specific details – the following has transpired:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – colloquially known as “ObamaCare” – was passed with strict and absolute adherence to the notion that it was not a tax. Specifically:

STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be, but it’s still […]

how… convenient

As a general rule, if I can avoid it, I do not link to Wikipedia from this site. I sometimes use it as a launching-point for my actual, in-depth research into a topic, but I try my damnest to avoid linking to it as a primary or sole source of a piece of information.

Why? Because of things like this :

Wikipedia has decided to delete the page titled ‘Forward (generic name of […]

#sotu alpha strike

Pissed off about the complete and utter Charlie Foxtrot that is Operation Fast and Furious / GunWalker / Gunrunner / etc.? 

Think it is well past time for our politicians to step up, answer questions, and take responsibility for their actions, whatever they might be? 

Well, this probably will not do anything to help either of those problems, but it might, and it costs you nothing (so long as you have a Twitter […]

why i will not vote for romney

In 1000 words or more:

(Courtesy of Day By Day.)

Or, as I have been saying on Twitter, why wuss out and vote for Romney when you could just man up, go all the way, and vote for Obama? The only difference between those two men is velocity; they are both headed to the same destination.

while you were not looking

While you and I and most of the rest of the world were getting well and truly sloshed to celebrate the passing of a somewhat blah year and celebrate the arrival of a new one we can all screw up all over again, Our Glorious President was busy literally signing our rights away.

I still have not decided what else to say in addition to what I have already said in regards to the […]

schrödinger’s osama

If you do not have any records of your military assets killing a man and dumping his body into the ocean, is he really dead, and did you really kill him?

Obviously the records, photographs, and other documentation for the purported hit are classified and will be kept under wraps for the next 50 years, but one has to wonder why. Sure, we do not want to release the identities of the individuals directly […]

quote of the day – michael ramirez

I like this cartoon… Y’know, it’s provocative!

(For the uninitiated, see below:

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stupid party is stupid

Lesse…

Rick Perry could not find his own ass with both hands, a map, and a flashlight… repeatedly.

Mitt Romney is a big-government-loving, gun-control-supporting, Obamacare-inspiring Obama-Light.

Herman Cain cannot handle a scandal – even a potentially fabricated one – if his future career depended on it (which it might), which makes me seriously doubt his ability to handle a country.

Michelle Bachmann is a certifiable loon.

Ron Paul never stopped […]

quote of the day – chris muir

There is a whole host of reasons that, despite being a Christian and despite graduating from one of their high schools, the Roman Catholic Church and I never particularly got along. Religions are kind of like that, though, which is why it is just as well there seems to be no shortage of them these days.

Of course, some of the more popular religions out there refuse to claim the title for political reasons, […]

too slow

Well, there was going to be a post in this space… until Jennifer went and stole pretty much all of it.

So go over there and read it. Be that way.

put your name where your mouth is

We have already discussed the ludicrousness of requiring a muffler on cars but making putting one on a firearm illegal without the appropriate tithe to the federal government, and how that situation artificially inflates hearing protection equipment for firearm-owners, so we will not rehash the full details here. Instead, I will simply point you towards this petition to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act, courtesy of Sean Sorrentino. Yeah, I know, you have to […]

quote of the day – michael ramirez

If it sounds this stupid when we, the people, say it, how it is any less stupid when the government – and, specifically, Our Glorious President – does it?

(And, yes, pictures/cartoons can count as quotes – that whole "thousand words" thing…)

(Michael Ramirez drew it, though I cannot find it on his page.) 

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… that word; i do not think it means… ah, screw it

It may take me a few moments to compose myself in order to adequately respond to this news, rather than just flail meaninglessly on the keyboard:

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would suspend deportation proceedings against many illegal immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety.

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White House and immigration officials said they would exercise “prosecutorial discretion” to focus enforcement efforts on cases involving criminals and people […]

president obama’s downgrade

I firmly believe (and the evidence indicates) that the current economic situation, and credit downgrade, are the product of years’ and years’ worth of effort by short-sighted morons on all sides of the aisles, but this graphic was just too damned funny not to share:

The not-really-"progressives" of our country were all about blaming President Bush for things that happened "on his watch", regardless of whether or not he had any direct control […]

white house gun control initiative of 2011

I am a bit late on writing about this (Better Half was headed out of the country way-too-early this morning, so I had better things to do than blog yesterday), but it is just too good to pass up.

Over the weekend, the news leaked out that Our Glorious President was considering finally following through on those promises of enhanced "gun control" he made back during his election campaign:

The changes will include:

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