21 December 2008

Doomsday

I know that I come off as a fairly pessimistic person on paper but, in day to day life I'm an optimist. Oriana Fallaci famously said,"With our progress we have destroyed our only weapon against tedium: that rare weakness we call imagination."

It is difficult to be optimistic when I see us losing our Liberty every day. Every day the Democrats do something, or say something that etches just a wee bit from our Constitutional rights. My first FTO told me something that sticks with me to this day. Driving around the 'beautiful' 6th district on my first night out of the academy, he said - "I'll give you my usual spiel about this job. If you think you're going out there to fight crime, save lives and make a difference, forget it! Your only job is to document the fall of western civilization."

And how far we have fallen is unmistakably apparent. Doomsday is coming.

My optimism for the future of our beloved country diminished as I saw 67 million of my fellow citizens vote for a man who wouldn't have even been considered for political office 10 years ago. I see this man now stand there and proclaim that he's going to change things. His lackeys are busy dreaming up new ways to dig deeper and deeper into our pockets. They're coming up with gimmicks and tricks in order to make you think you have a choice: you do not.

Many of you don't understand the full impact of the massive new federal government that is lurking just over the horizon. Certainly the uninformed Drones who voted for BHO don't understand - and likely never will.

Like the barbarian hordes who crossed the Rhine and sacked Rome, the Left in this country have been hard at work over the last 3 decades eroding the internal structures that have kept us that Shining Light on the Hill for over 200 years.

The new regime is gearing up and they want to push their policies through before you even have time to get your head around them. They're using the "climate change" hoax as a ruse to get more control over you and to limit your liberty. They've targeted smoke-stack industries for destruction. They want coal plants to close, and they want to run the Big 3 auto manufacturers. Our president-elect wants to "re-cast" the FDR "safety nets" but that won't do a damn thing except push our economy over the brink of collapse.

Sadly BHO doesn't understand much; and that certainly includes basic economics. He thinks that pumping money into the economy, through his ridiculous "trickle UP" economic model, will promote growth and employment. It absolutely will not do either. When BHO's hero FDR took office our unemployment was 17.4% - five years later after FDR had spent millions with the WPA and make-work programs, unemployment stood at 17.4%

Obama thinks that the constitution is just "a bunch of negative rights." He and his Marxist colleagues look at it as a hindrance to exploding the size of government. It was specifically designed to keep wannabe-tyrants like Obama in check.

Obama wants to do the same thing as LBJ and FDR: pump monies at groups in order to guarantee that they get hooked on government cheese so that they'll keep voting Democratic. He's already spreading the word that he has "shovel-ready" projects that are ready to go.

He just announced that he's going to hire 600,000 additional federal employees - to top off the already 2 million there. And what are these new employees going to do besides overwhelm an already burgeoning bureaucracy? They're going to come after you with their new tome of environmental regulations. BHO's policies are going to add $1 trillion to the Federal government. And don't forget that over the last 12 months, $8 trillion dollars has gone out the door via "stimulus packages" and bailout schemes. BHO and his cohorts are using the canard of "helping the People" in order to breakdown the firewalls within the constitution, while destroying the free market.

Obama and the hard Left don't like private property. They don't like the free market. They hate it because the free market is fluid and mutable. The Leftists create class struggles in order to justify circumventing the constitution. They want a centralized government that will make all your decisions for you. Our democracy is a threat to the Left precisely because there are no class struggles within a truly free market. There are only winners and losers.

How many socialist states failed over the last 75 years? How many communist regimes are back-water toilets, rife with corruption, mass graves, rape and savagery? And our current leadership now thinks that enacting these policies here will do what? Establish "economic justice"? What a farce...there is no such thing.

The problem is that we have a significant 5th Column in this country. These are people who see government as a power-grab. The bigger the government, the more they can establish their Utopian fantasies. They're preying on the people who have little understanding of history, and who have their hand out waiting for some government money. They've exploited folks who don't have the sense to see where this is all headed: directly into the maw of tyranny.

Some get it. George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Friedric Hayek. In fact Hayek was the first economist to put economics and liberty together as a model. In his "Road to Serfdom" he lays out the dangers of a centrally-planned economy. BHO wants a highly centralized economy.

We got the leader that we deserve: Decades of pandering to race-baiters - allowing Farrakhan and Sharpton to appear on "Nightline", and other news outlets, and pretending that their outlook and opinions had even a modicum of validity, convulsing with dread about appearing "politically correct" and "culturally diverse", for refusing to stand up and call these race hustlers on their preposterous conspiracy theories, for engaging in spasms of angst over "institutional racism" and then allowing the government to outlay trillions of dollars in welfare, for not standing up and denouncing affirmative action laws as merit less and wrong .... for all these and more you can thank our Liberal friends on the Left for their vacillation and spineless groveling to special interest groups. Tyranny by the minority. Death by a thousand cuts.

Now we're seeing Obama planting all his hard Left lackeys in positions of power. And you can be assured that we will face an economic crisis towards the end of March, beginning of April. Gerald Celente of the Trends Institute has made a number of predictions that have turned out correct. He says that by the end of 2009, we will see a collapse of the banking industry. I hope he's wrong but it appears that based on the plans espoused by Obama, and the fiscal irresponsibility of our current leadership, we will see, firsthand, the effects of socialism within a quasi-free market economy.

Saul Alinsky must be laughing his ass off right now in his little corner of Hell. He'd be very proud of his pupil Barry.

18 December 2008

Violence in Mexico

Another American was kidnapped in Mexico - this time a cuban-born American security specialist.

The death toll continues to rise south of the border, with Mexican authorities reporting that the number of people killed in drug-cartel related violence more than doubled in the first 11 months of this year – 2,413 people died between Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2007, and 5,376 homicides were reported during the same period in 2008.

“It’s about 114 to 115 percent (increase),” Ricardo Alday, spokesperson for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., told CNSNews.com.



Back in February of this year, Newsweek quoted an FBI source as saying that kidnapping of Americans was averaging 6 per month. According to the Newsweek article, most of the kidnappings are preselected - they're not random. In some circumstances, Americans along the border are being abducted and taken to Mexico.

Here is the State Department's warning on travel to Mexico.

I've been to Mexico about 10 times...I always travel within the tourist spots and stay aware of my surroundings. You'll be safest if you just pretend you're walking down 83rd and Houston in the beautiful 4th district.

11 December 2008

More and More getting away with murder

A disturbing new trend in crime fighting - the clearance rate for murders is down from a high of 91% in 1963, to 61% in 2007.

Part of the reason for the decline is that detectives have had more and more obstacles put in their way. Defendants within the last 10 years have sued saying that they were coerced in to confessing so interviews were required to be video-taped.

"Witnesses" to murders or aggravated batteries, who were in reality the possible offenders, were required to be charged within 48 hours of detention. The dicks used to be able to detain someone for 72 hours. The "72 hour" clock would start when the person was arrested. Now the clock starts when they're placed in the squad car and they have to be charged within 48 hours of being detained. Detectives lost valuable interrogation time when the courts stripped that away.

...Here's a slice from the AP article:

CHICAGO (AP) - Despite the rise of DNA fingerprinting and other "CSI"-style crime-fighting wizardry, more and more people in this country are getting away with murder. FBI figures reviewed by The Associated Press show that the homicide clearance rate, as detectives call it, dropped from 91 percent in 1963 - the first year records were kept in the manner they are now - to 61 percent in 2007.

Law enforcement officials say the chief reason is a rise in drug- and gang-related killings, which are often impersonal and anonymous, and thus harder to solve than slayings among family members or friends. As a result, police departments are carrying an ever-growing number of "cold-case" murders on their books.

The clearance rate is the number of homicides solved in a year, compared with the number of killings committed that year. The solved killings can include homicides committed in previous years.

The number of criminal homicides committed in the U.S. climbed from 4,566 in 1963 to 14,811 in 2007, according to the FBI. The clearance rate has been dropping pretty steadily over the past four decades, slipping under 80 percent in the early 1970s and below 70 percent in the late 1980s. In cities with populations over 1 million, the 2007 clearance rate was 59 percent, down from 89 percent in 1963.

Detectives say homicides generally become harder to solve as time goes by, as witnesses die and memories fade. Yet cold-case detectives say their units are often understaffed. And local police are getting less help for cold cases from Washington. Funding for the main federal program for such cases was cut 40 percent from 2005 to 2007.

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And while we're on the subject, it turns out that blacks and hispanics account for the majority of criminals in New York city. Gee - whodathunk it?

I guess that nearly obliterates the cultural diversity argument because if such a great disparity exists in offenders, as we see them delineate along racial lines, then there is no "diversity" when it comes to crime: It exists clearly only on ONE side.

The Bureau of Justice stats support this. Based on current rates of first incarceration, an estimated 32% of black males will enter State or Federal prison during their lifetime, compared to 17% of Hispanic males and 5.9% of white males.

From the Daily News:

Black New Yorkers are 13 times more likely to be murdered - or arrested for murder - than whites, an NYPD crime analysis shows.

Blacks and Hispanics dominated tallies of both suspects and victims, according to an NYPD racial breakdown of crimes requested by the Daily News.

The News asked for the stats after civil rights groups slammed the NYPD because 90% of people shot at by cops in 2007 - the last year for which data was available - were black or Hispanic. Police brass said that was because minorities accounted for the majority of crime suspects and victims.

Of the 244 murders between Jan. 1 and June 30 this year, 64.8% of the victims were black, records showed. Hispanics accounted for 23.4% of the victims, whites 7.4% and Asians 4.5%.

Using NYPD stats, the homicide rate per 1 million in population was 81.1 for blacks and 6.3 for whites.Among murder arrests, blacks accounted for 64.9%, Hispanics 27.2%, whites 7.3% and Asians less than 1%.

The racial tallies bear little resemblance to the ethnic makeup of New York City: 34.8% white, 27.6% Hispanic and 23.7% black, 2006 Census data shows.

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And what about all the criminals who do crime and after crime? What are the recidivism rates for offenders? Here's a nice recap, again, from the the Bureau of Justice:

# Of the 272,111 persons released from prisons in 15 States in 1994, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.9% were reconvicted, and 25.4% resentenced to prison for a new crime.

# The 272,111 offenders discharged in 1994 accounted for nearly 4,877,000 arrest charges over their recorded careers.

# Within 3 years of release, 2.5% of released rapists were rearrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for a new homicide.

# Sex offenders were less likely than non-sex offenders to be rearrested for any offense –– 43 percent of sex offenders versus 68 percent of non-sex offenders.

# Sex offenders were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison –– 5.3 percent of sex offenders versus 1.3 percent of non-sex offenders.

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And from recent events, it looks as if Michelle and Barack Obama are no different. Let's hope that by the end of January 2009, the inauguration is replaced by a resignation.

Have a great day.

08 December 2008

Science strikes again

Happy Monday! Today from the world of science. The lab rats have found a new element to add to the periodic chart.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science.The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes..

This characteristic of morons promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.



Ars longa vita brevis

06 December 2008

Murderer-Rapist Executed

One more reason to hate George Ryan ... he commuted the death sentences of all that detritus sitting on Illinois' death row - the victims and their families will never have proper justice.

South Carolina apparently has its house in order. They're still killing offenders who so richly deserve to die.

Joseph M.L. Gardner was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the state's death chamber in Columbia. He did not make a final statement, but did mouth the words "Thank you. I'm OK," to a relative who witnessed his death.

Gardner was convicted in the 1992 kidnapping, rape and slaying of 25-year-old Melissa "Missi" McLauchlin.

Police said Gardner and his co-defendants decided to kill a white woman as retribution for slavery. But the victim's family and Gardner's attorneys say they don't think the killing had anything to do with racial revenge.

Gardner is the 40th person executed in South Carolina since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.



The other 4 creeps who did this to Melissa Mclauchlin should be dead but won't be - they're all doing time and may make parole one day.

God rest her spirit.

05 December 2008

A few good expenses

If you know anyone in sales, please send this to them. Very funny...

EPA proposal stinks

More indications that Green is the new Red .... this time coming straight outta cheese-land, "dont-cha-know"

Under a proposed new law, the U-S Environmental Protection Agency will tax belching and gaseous cows and hogs for polluting the air.

It's one of several proposals put forward by the agency after the U-S Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that greenhouse gases emitted by belching and flatulence amounts to air pollution.

It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about 175 dollars for each dairy cow, 87-dollars-and-50 cents per head for beef cattle and 20 dollars for each hog.



On the surface it seems to be a non-issue. You may be asking yourself, "So what! A few dairy farmers have to pay a bit more to the state."

The problem is that the Greens are spewing this non-sense - claiming that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. So the air you exhale could be categorized as a pollutant. This is utter crap because plant life absorbs CO2 and exudes oxygen. Will the next Green Initiative be to say that oxygen is a danger? If it helps them get more and more control over YOU then, damn right they'll do it!

In their zealousness to condemn Americans as fat, greedy polluters; they forget that the rest of the world isn't on the same gameplan as them. Asia doesn't give a rats' ass about greenhouse emissions. Indonesia doesn't either. Neither does Rwanda.

So we're going to destroy our manufacturing and smoke-stack industries because a hand-ful of truly ignorant law makers (and one stupid President-elect) want them gone. Is that it? We're just going to give it away?

Using this logic they'll continue to go after every little thing you do, own and breath - all in the name of "the people" or "air quality" or human rights ... whatever. Team-Obama are going to use every dirty trick to insinuate Big Brother into your lives.

The original MLF

Happy Friday my dear readers.

I was at Bally's getting my heart rate up on the cardio machine, when this little gem popped up (forgive the pun.)



Give it to me, indeed. While I think Madonna is as phony as they come - with all her Cabala non-sense and adoption fiascos - she can still hop around in those 4 inch spiked heels like she was 20. God bless her.

Will someone tell Pharell that he sings like Tiny Tim?

Enjoy ... just a little something to start the weekend off right, er - left I guess.

Get ready for the "trickeration"

Those of you who have enjoyed working in predominantly black areas of the city will no doubt recognize the word I've used in the title of this post: trickeration.

Although not linguistically accurate, it is a blend of the noun trick, and the suffix -tion which translates as "the act of being tricked". Mike Tyson knows of what I speak. Back in '95 he claimed to be a victim of trickeration.

Well it is becoming more and more evident that Team-Obama and Tom Daschle are about to pull their own version of a trickeration on all of us vis-a-vis Team-Obama's sweeping health care initiatives.

Tony Blankley writes an outstanding piece over at Townhall, on this very issue - and, to use some Brit slang: It's bloody scary!

Blankley took the time, thank God someone did, to read Daschle's book Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.

As the Left loves to create a crisis in order to etch away our individual freedoms, and install their Big State power-grabs, they've created another pantomime horse under the auspice of a crisis in healthcare.

In Dashle's own words, he wants to set up a politburo type of "Health Care Committee" that will allocate (read: ration!) resources to you and me.

From the article:

He proposes setting up a board to establish standards for health care delivery in the United States that would be modeled on how the Federal Reserve Board and Securities and Exchange Commission oversee banks and corporations. Technically, it only would oversee the public health systems (Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health Administration, etc.), which provide about 32 percent of health care nationwide.

On Page 179, he writes, "The Federal Health Board wouldn't be a regulatory agency, but its recommendations would have teeth because all federal health programs would have to abide by them." But here is the kicker: Although his board technically would have no say on the 68 percent of health care that is provided through the private sector, at the bottom of Page 179, Daschle modestly adds: "Congress could opt to go further with the Board's recommendations. It could, for example, link the tax exclusion for health insurance to insurance that complies with the Board's recommendation."

Those last 19 words would spell the end of independent private-sector health care in America. Obviously, no health insurance would be sold if it were denied the tax deduction. Thus, every policy, every standard decided by this board would be the law of the land for every drug company, every hospital, every doctor and every health insurance company.

Indeed, 20 pages later, in the section in which he identifies "losers" under his plan, Daschle is admirably candid. Among the explicit "losers, he includes: "Doctors and patients might resent any encroachment on their ability to choose certain treatments, even if they are expensive or ineffectual compared to alternatives. Some insurers might object to new rules that restrict their coverage decisions. And the health-care industry would have to reconsider its business plan (emphasis added)." That is to say, they can stay in business and deliver their services, but only as the government bureaucrats say they may. They no longer would be genuinely independent.



Dashle also suggests that Obama push through a vague legislative package on healthcare so that, basically, the people won't have any say-so in the matter. He says that Obama should do it quickly while his popularity is still intact. Then - and here's the kicker - Dashle suggests that a healthcare committee be appointed in order to create specific regulations for medical allocations.

The reason they're doing this is to minimize opposition to the program.

If this goes through, we're going to see extreme limits on what services and drugs you can get. Just look at what Dashle says about angioplasties - that in his opinion one third of them are unnecessary. Well who is he to say whether or not they are - is he a cardiologist? This is Big Government playing God. They're going to cry that people in their 80's and 90's should be denied care "because they're going to die anyway."

As I wrote in an earlier post, Nationalized Healthcare is NOT working in Europe, Britain and Canada. Cost cutting and rationing are the rule - not the exception. Drugs that could save your life, are being denied to cancer patients with the explanation that "there is a fixed amount of funds and we cannot cover everyone." Exactly!

US drug companies released 64 new cancer drugs last year - and only 44 made it to Europe. Why? Because European governments deemed the drugs too expensive.

I strongly suggest the you send an email or letter to your senator telling them to take this Nationalized Health care scam and stick it where the sun don't shine! The same with all these ridiculous bailouts. Enough already!

28 November 2008

Americans Murdered by Illegals: 12 per day

Author Joseph Farah has put together a rather nice list of accomplishments that illegal alien front groups can be very proud of. The most important? Illegal aliens kill 12 Americans per day, on average.

The National Council on La Raza can adopt a new tag line: Illegals come here to do the murders that Americans won't do.

The full story is here.

While the military "quagmire" in Iraq was said to tip the scales of power in the U.S. midterm elections, most Americans have no idea more of their fellow citizens – men, women and children – were murdered this year by illegal aliens than the combined death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan since those military campaigns began.

Though no federal statistics are kept on murders or any other crimes committed by illegal aliens, a number of groups have produced estimates based on data collected from prisons, news reports and independent research.

Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics released by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens. That's 21,900 since Sept. 11, 2001.

Total U.S. troop deaths in Iraq as of last week were reported at 2,863. Total U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan during the five years of the Afghan campaign are currently at 289, according to the Department of Defense.



The most pathetic part of this story is that it doesn't have to be! We could easily erect a fence on the border and limit the number crossing illegally. We could enforce sanctions against employers, we could start tracking social security numbers that are stolen and used fraudulently by illegal immigrants and we could free up potential employers and law enforcement by allowing them to question the immigration status of folks that cross their path.

When you read the story, examine closely how the authors have to extrapolate the date from disparate sources - and why is that? It's because our retrograde government is paralyzed by the 2-stage poison of political correctness and multiculturalism. We are not actively tracking illegal aliens because that would be 'unconstitutional' even though by definition they aren't entitled to protections under our constitution and bill of rights. So we aren't exactly sure how many illegals are driving drunk and murdering Americans. Multiculturalism and PC is keeping us intentionally blind to what's really going on out there.

As I've posted before, our own beloved FBI doesn't even separate whites from hispanics in its uniform crime reporting statistics. They all get comingled into the "white" category.

I don't know how we've gotten so far off track on recognizing what is important about this country and what our priorities are. Remember this story? They estimate that 1 million sex crimes are committed by illegals every year.

Go read both stories - guaranteed to make your blood boil.


No gentlemen, Fuck YOU!"

Rusafa prison - Baghdad

"Hard hitting" BBC reporter Andrew North does the 'courageous' reporting of "prisoner abuse" in Rusafa prison.

Just another cog in the wheel of political correctness, North takes the tact that these people - the majority of which are hardcore jihadis - are living in inhumane conditions and within an overly crowded environment.

My question to Andrew North is, "Why would you choose to interview incarcerated jihadis while the United States is at war with them in Iraq?"

The rhetorical response is that that is precisely the reason this BBC goof is highlighting "prisoner abuse" (by the way - they did not observe any prisoners being abused while there) in order to subvert the war effort over there and overseas. He tries to couch the story in terms of investigatory journalism - but if he was so brave why doesn't he scour the streets and interview Al-quaeda commanders and show them for what they are: cold-blooded killers bent on the death of infidels?

Just one more indicator that the West is slowly choking itself to death.

23 November 2008

Supreme Court rejects Mumia

The US Supreme Court finally made a rational and positive decision by upholding Mumia Abu-jamal's murder conviction.

Will someone please put him to death already??? He's been breathing since 1981 - while Officer Daniel Faulkner and his family have had to live their lives without their friend, husband, father and brother around.

21 November 2008

Palin interview on Turkey farm

Governor Palin went to an Alaska turkey farm in order to pardon a turkey. She did that and then was interviewed while a worker in the background continues to slaughter live turkeys.

Here's the video. The writers for SNL couldn't have dreamed this one up! Not in a million years...check out the look on the face of the guy killing the turkeys. Priceless!



"Is that your turkey-friend in the chipper?"

Court rules in favor of Fatties

Here is an excellent example as to why Canada should not be used as a role model for United States jurisprudence. Judicial activism at its finest!

The Canadian supreme court ruled that obese people must be given "2 for 1" seats on commercial aircraft.

So the lesson here is that I can eat myself to 500 pounds and I won't have to worry about spending that extra $300 for a 2nd seat so my fat ass can sit comfortably.

The decision is bad on so many levels - let's examine it closely. In order for the court to have ruled in favor of "unnamed Fatty" they'd have to have taken at face value that this person wasn't in control of his/her weight gain. According to many health experts, no more than 10% of obese people can attribute their weight gain to hormonal imbalance. That means 90% of fatties are fat because of their slothful lifestyle.

With obesity across the United States trending upwards, more and more people will be looking to get special treatment and more subsidies. They'll be saying "I can't control my weight so I deserve to have my obesity classified as a 'disease'".

It's absolutely maddening to see this lack of personal willpower playing itself out in the courts - and with the result that the rest of us are paying for it!

I used to work with a guy who was almost 600 pounds. He'd shuffle into work, sit at his desk all day and then shuffle off to home. His manager approached him one day to say that he was concerned that the weight was endangering his health and he offered to get him some professional help to deal with it. The guy told his manager, "I don't want to talk about it and if you bring it up again I'll sue you." He then got up and shuffled back to his desk. This same guy was with us at a trade show and during set up, fell down in one of the aisles. They had to bring Bobcat over to get him up. During the same show, we went to dinner and this obese guy came with us. They sat us at a corner table and, at the end of the night, he couldn't get out from behind the table. Waiters and busboys had to get tools and unbolt the table from the floor so fatty could get out. At the time this guy drove a full-size Chevy Suburban. In order to enter the vehicle, he'd firmly grip the steering wheel and pull himself up into the driver's seat. Well one day he literally pulled the steering wheel out of its track and bent the bar that connected the steering wheel to the transmission (whatever its called). When he took the car to the dealership (the car was less than 2 years old) the dealer didn't want to honor the warranty because the force needed damage the steering column in such a way wasn't possible by one man. Well this guy did almost pull out the steering column of his Chevy Suburban.

He'd never admit it but he was probably pounding 10,000 calories a day just to maintain his sizable girth.



Again, I'm not casting aspersions on this poor fellow. I genuinely felt bad for him but, I can see how folks like this - who won't do anything to help themselves - will turn around and begin to demand (through the courts) that they get special treatment ; at all costs.

Truly sad.

19 November 2008

FBI Agent murdered

An FBI agent was shot and killed this morning while executing a search warrant.

53 agents have been killed in the line of duty since 1925.

Thoughts and prayers only please.

RIP Special Agent. God bless you.

07 November 2008

Crook County ASA blog is gone

The Crook County ASA blog is officially gone. Anyone know what happened?

Here's an example of someone who probably shouldn't be teaching. The intimidation and brow-beating of her students is not only unacceptable, but wrong:



It's interesting to see at what age the brainwashing begins. The white kid says she's supporting McCain because her parents are supporting him. The black kid has absolutely no problem saying that he's supporting him simply because he's black. What if the two kids' places were reversed and the white kid said she was supporting McCain because he was white? You can imagine the indignation and outrage this pedagogue would display.

These kids are all very well acquainted with the concept of cultural diversity and that is a sad thing to witness.

05 November 2008

Now moving forward....

You're damn right there's "Hope" - hope that we can still fight!

Click here.

Gird up thy loins, conservative.

A new beginning...

For every dark cloud, there is a silver lining. With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, we have two silver linings. The first good thing about this whole morass is that it's over! But now we have to deal with Illinois' favorite-empty-suit as our president. The second good thing is that the bitter black people who "cling to the LINK cards" will finally see that this country is NOT racist and bigoted.

From Michelle Malkin:
If we live in such a racist country, as the friends and fellow travelers of Barack Obama have argued vehemently throughout this campaign season, how did AmeriKKKa end up electing The One?

President-elect Obama’s first order of business should be to issue a blanket apology to all the voters he and his minions derided as hopelessly bitter, clingy rednecks and inveterate racists.

Let us not forget what Obama said about the citizens of Pennsylvania and Ohio – both of which ended up in the Obama column last night. “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama told well-heeled donors in San Francisco. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”



Those of us in the know, know that this election won't stifle the professional Race Hustlers like Sharpton, Farrakhan and Jackson. They'll find a way to squirm their way out of the headlock and then blame whites ~ again and again ~ for what is squarely within their scope of control.

And in an earlier post, I had the YouTube video of Peggy Joseph. She's closer to the core of what expectations are than most white voters. She's firmly in the camp of "Now that there's a black man in the White House, I'm going to get EVEN MORE free stuff!" Many liberals that I speak to don't think that Obama is going to increase social spending, even though that's exactly what he's been crowing about for 2 years.

Many are wondering why so many Republicans either crossed over, or chose not to vote at all...here's a great extract from someone who works at the GOP's "Hill". They try to make the case that for all of his faults, you should still have voted for McCain but, I think many just elected to check out and swallow the Kool-aid that Obama was serving. They either didn't vote, or voted for Barry.

Could the GOP have tendered ANYONE that could have defeated Obama? Byron York thinks not:

Could any candidate have been elected to succeed a president of his own party whose job approval rating was 25 percent? Probably not. Could any candidate have been elected to continue his party’s stay in the White House when roughly 90 percent of Americans believed the country was on the wrong track? Probably not. Could any candidate from the governing party have been elected after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 4,000 points before one could even turn around? Probably not.

McCain faced all those obstacles — and not just those, but a political climate in which his advantage over his opponent was perversely diminished by McCain’s own courage and good judgment. In the primaries, McCain bet his entire candidacy on the surge in Iraq. He was right, and Democrats were wrong. By any measure, he should have benefited, and Democrats should have suffered, when the surge worked. Instead, as Americans achieved greater success in Iraq — and as U.S. deaths fell to 13 last month, equaling the lowest total in a very long time — the war in Iraq simply fell off many voters’ radar screens. McCain’s resoluteness and good sense went largely unrewarded.



The funny thing is: If the Democrats had actually nominated a true moderate candidate - not one with the thinnest of resumes, and a checkered past - McCain would have lost by 15-20% The fact that McCain was so close shows you just how weak a candidate Obama was (is).

A final denouement by Mark Steyn:

The Republicans lost this election. I disagree with Lisa. I think we are near a point at which America joins the rest of the west as a center-left society — that's to say, a society whose assumptions about the role of government and the size of the state are far closer to Continental social democracies than to the Founding Fathers. In a grim media-cultural environment, the temptation for American conservatism is to be seduced into becoming one of those ever so mildly right-of-left-of-right-of-left-of-center parties they have in Europe. We should have the fight about conservatism's future vigorously and openly — perhaps at Bud's Roadhouse out on Route 137 in lieu of All-Girl Mud-Wrestling Night.



Tomorrow's another day....

02 November 2008

Steve Sauerberg for Senate

Steve Sauerberg is running against incumbent Dick "Little Dick" Durbin.

While Sauerberg has little chance of defeating this entrenched, petulant, diminutive, mewling little troll, don't let that discourage you from voting for him.

The RNC isn't helping Sauerberg with contributions from their war-chest because they've got bigger fish to fry in dragging McCain over the finish line.

That said, Durbin is a disgrace.

He's made some truly outrageous statements, especially about our troops. Here's classic Durbin comparing our troops to Nazis and, Camp X-ray to a soviet gulag:



Just like his side-kick, Barack Hussein Obama, Durbin has no substance. I remember reading Chicago magazine's expose on him. They interviewed Al Salvi's down-state campaign manager. Durbin was running against Salvi at the time. While at a rally for Durbin, the manager saw an attendee wearing a pro-life button. The manager pointed at the button and simply stated, "Your man Durbin is pro-choice. I hope you realize that." Without blinking an eye, the guy says, "No he's not. I saw him at a rally a week ago and he stood up there and said he was pro-life."

The manager just rolled his eyes because he'd been all around the state trying to get the word out and this was a typical Durbin stunt: Say one thing in front of one audience, and another when circumstances changed. That's what Obama does very often. Remember when he told that group in San Francisco that people "cling to their religion and their guns" when they're confronted with something "different"? Oh, you're different alright, "Barry" - about as different as FDR, LBJ and Saul Alinsky all rolled up into one.

But back to Sauerberg, you can see the platform comparisons here. Here are just a few of the reasons why Durbin must be defeated. His voting record reflects someone who doesn't deserve to be serving the American citizens in Illinois.

* Immigration - He voted for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which included the Dream Act which would give illegals in-state tuition and social security benefits. He voted "NO" on the Secure Fence Act (HR 6061).

* Support the Troops - Voted to defund the military and called US Troops "nazis". He voted to install a time-line of withdrawl of US troops out of Iraq.

* War on Terror - Durbin's more worried about bestowing constitutional rights on terrorists than in upholding the rights of United States citizens. He voted "NO" to the FISA Act in August of 2007.

* State Children's Health Insurance Program - Voted "YES" for this trash. Another $60 billion Democratic socialized medicine debacle in the offing. Luckily Bush vetoed it but it'll be reintroduced if Obama gets in.

* Voted "NO" to extend the Bush tax cuts (HR 4927).

[All these were borrowed from Washington Post's "Key votes" website. Check it out here.]

He's voted with his Democratic Party apparatchiks 97.5% of the time. Sure he's a real leader.

Please tell your family and friends to vote "NO" to Dick Durbin.

31 October 2008

Peggy Joseph: Obama will pay my gas and mortgage

Typical ghetto rat pulls her kid out of school to attend an Obama rally, and then gets her 4 minutes of fame by exclaiming, "I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage."



This is what we're up against - an entire underclass with their hands out whining, "Where's mine?"

An entire underclass that can recite their rights, but is utterly ignorant of their obligations.

God help us.

Jack Wheeler on Obama

Dr. Jack Wheeler (bio here) wrote the following about The Anointed One's profound lacks:



The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract, empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.
He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.

What he isn't, not a genetic drop of, is 'African-American,' the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn't a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.

Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

It's something Hillary doesn't understand - how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.

Thus Obama has become the white liberals' Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.

Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.

His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American. Pass this on to every thinking American you know!

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Well said, sir!

If you want to verify the veracity of the quotation, click here.

30 October 2008

How about it!

An astute reader sent this to me. A picture speaks 1,000 words.

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Obama secretly "sensible"? Hardly...

Tony Blankley, writing for Townhall cites accumulated evidence that Obama is probably just as unstable privately, as he is publicly.

Which Obama might we get? Will it be the prudent, moderate, pragmatic, sensible president who will apply non-ideological, centrist policies? Or will it be the Obama who sought out the company of radicals, black racists, faculty-lounge Marxists and studied the methods of Saul Alinsky?

Many hope that it is the sensible centrist who will emerge -- even though it has been his style and cautiously evasive comments, rather than his substance, that have sounded so reasonable and calm. It is that moderate tone that has led some recent Republican Obama supporters to hope that he is just lying about his views and is secretly "sensible." Although they do hope he told the truth when he said during the primary that his call for the unilateral rewriting of the North American Free Trade Agreement was merely rhetorical flourish on his part.

But of course, throughout history when dangerous, radical men have offered themselves up for leadership, their moderate supporters have rationalized their early support by hoping that the dangerous man is really a sensible man like them and doesn't believe some of those wild things he has said to his more fervent followers.



My bet is that he's just as insensible in private as he is in public. Obama's motto should be "WORK HARDER: Millions on Welfare are depending on you!"

Obama parties with the PLO

Obama has a thin resume in real world experience and legislative work, but he could fill 6 pages of his affiliations with radicals, terrorists and marxists.

Aside being a product of Chicago machine politics, Obama has consistently surrounded himself with people who hold contempt for America and for America's constitution.

Obama's associates include such high caliber folks as: convicted felon Tony Rezko, WeatherUnderground terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Doehr, Michael Phleger, Jeremiah Wright, Frank Marshall Davis, and Louis Farrakhan.

Now we hear that Obama is on video shown partying with PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi. A couple quotes from the video show that he riled up the crowd about "Israeli genocide". The best part? The LATimes has the video and won't release it. What a bunch of tough investigative reporters!

From Laura Ingraham:

DEMAND THAT THE LA TIMES RELEASE TERRORIST PARTY TAPE!

In 2003, Barack Obama partied with Rashid Khalidi, former racist/terrorist hack for Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, along with other assorted terror nuts like Bill Ayers. The Los Angeles Times has a videotape of this event but is withholding it from the public. Why? Email the Times: readers.rep@latimes.com. Phone number is (877) 554-4000. "



Looking at Obama's background shows clearly that he never met a radical terrorist he didn't like.

Don't fall for Obama's slick message and smooth oratory. Obama's nothing new and nothing special. His message is the same ole-same-ole. The people of Cuba fell for the line of "change we can beleive in" from a slick, young Marxist named Fidel Castro.

It didn't work out very well for Cuba and it won't work out very well for us if we elect this fraud.

Sarkozy: Obama "Arrogant""Utterly Immature"

French President Sarkozy met with Obama back in July...and guess what?

The french premier apparently wasn't impressed with The Anointed One's empty rhetoric and low-power cognitive impulses.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., met with Sarkozy in July and they are said to have discussed Iran at length.

French authorities are said to be concerned that the international community doesn't take the Iranian threat seriously enough. French intelligence has concluded that Iran has already obtained up to 40% of the enriched uranium it needs for a bomb, the newspaper reports, and will have obtained the rest next summer.

"According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be 'very problematic,'" Ha'aretz reports. "Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might 'arrogantly' ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions."



The Obama-Bots love to say that we got into Iraq and Afghanistan under false pretenses. However, it's important to point out that Hussein's regime was a serious threat in the region and, Bush gave him 18 months to pull his WMD's out and ship them off to Syria. Using the Left's logic, we shouldn't have even attacked Germany during WWII. They act like it's never a legitimate use of force to take down a hostile and belligerent regime.

But hey - Obama is preying on most people's ignorance of official diplomacy. There have been years of parlance with rogue regimes - and sometimes talk just doesn't work.

28 October 2008

Obama's Tax Lies

The American Thinker has an article by a small business owner who baby-steps us through Obama's four Tax Lies. While the world "lie" is a bit harsh - let's borrow some funky adjective constructions from the "Anointed One" and say he's being "nondisclosetive" when he claims that 95% of us will get a tax cut.

Outside of it being mathematically impossible, when only 40% of tax-filers actually pay taxes - Obama is doing the traditional politician skinny shuffle and not being forthright in what his plan entails.

From the article:
The first loophole was easy to find: Senator Obama doesn't "count" allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse as a tax increase. Unless the cuts are re-enacted, rates will automatically return to the 2000 level. Senator Obama claims that letting a tax cut lapse -- allowing the rates to return to a higher levels -- is not actually a "tax increase." It's just the lapsing of a tax cut.

My Federal Income Tax will increase by $3,824 when those tax cuts lapse. That not-insignificant sum would cover a couple of house payments or help my two boys through another month or two of college.

For a married family, filing jointly and earning $75,000 a year, this increase will be $3,074. For those making just $50,000, this increase will be $1,512. Despite Senator Obama's claim, even struggling American families making just $25,000 a year will see a tax increase -- they'll pay $715 more in 2010 than they did in 2007. Across the board, when the tax cuts lapse, working Americans will see significant increases in their taxes, even if their household income is as low as $25,000. See the tables at the end of this article.

Senator Obama is willfully deceiving you and me when he says that no one making under $250,000 will see an increase in their taxes. If I were keeping score, I'd call that Tax Lie #1.

The next loophole involves the payroll tax that you pay to support the Social Security system. Currently, there is an inflation-adjusted cap, and according to the non-profit Tax Foundation, in 2006 -- the most recent year for which tax data is available -- only the first $94,700 of an unmarried individual's earnings were subject to the 12.4 percent payroll tax. However, Senator Obama has proposed lifting that cap, adding an additional 12.4 percent tax on every dollar earned above that cap -- and in spite of his promise, impacting all those who earn between $94,700 and $249,999.

By doing this, he plans to raise an additional $1 trillion dollars (another $662.50 out of my pocket -- and how much out of yours?) to help fund Social Security.

Senator Obama has also said that he will raise capital gains taxes from 15 percent to 20 percent. He says he's aiming at "fat cats" who make above $250,000. However, while only 1 percent of Americans make a quarter-million dollars, roughly 50 percent of all Americans own stock – and while investments that are through IRAs, 401Ks and in pension plans are not subject to capital gains, those stocks in personal portfolios are subject to capital gains, no matter what the owner’s income is. However, according to the US Congress’s Joint Economic Committee Study, “Recent data released by the Federal Reserve shows that nearly half of all U.S. households are stockholders. In the last decade alone, the number of stockholders has jumped by over fifty percent.” This is clear – a significant number of all Americans who earn well under $250,000 a year will feel this rise in their capital gains taxes.

Under "President" Obama, if you sell off stock and earn a $100,000 gain -- perhaps to help put your children through college -- instead of paying $15,000 in capital gains taxes today, you'll pay $20,000 under Obama's plan. That's a full one-third more, and it applies no matter how much you earn.

No question -- for about 50 percent of all Americans, this is Tax Lie #3.

Finally, Senator Obama has promised to raise taxes on businesses -- and to raise taxes a lot on oil companies. I still remember Econ-101 -- and I own a small business. From both theory and practice, I know what businesses do when taxes are raised. Corporations don't "pay" taxes -- they collect taxes from customers and pass them along to the government. When you buy a hot dog from a 7/11, you can see the clerk add the sales tax, but when a corporation's own taxes go up, you don't see it -- its automatic -- but they do the same thing. They build this tax into their product's price. Senator Obama knows this. He knows that even people who earn less than $250,000 will pay higher prices -- those pass-through taxes -- when corporate taxes go up.

No question: this is Tax Lie #4.

There's not a politician alive who hasn't be caught telling some minor truth-bender. However, when it comes to raising taxes, there are no small lies. When George H.W. Bush's "Read my lips -- no new taxes" proved false, he lost the support of his base -- and ultimately lost his re-election bid.

This year, however, we don't have to wait for the proof: Senator Obama has already promised to raise taxes, and we can believe him. However, while making that promise, he's also lied, in at least four significant ways, about who will pay those taxes. If Senator Obama becomes President Obama, when the tax man comes calling, we will all pay the price. And that's the truth.



But hey! Don't confuse the Obama-bots with the truth! They're too busy "making history" by voting for this inexperienced empty suit.

Meanwhile, Obama's cohorts are already lining up new tax proposals. Barney Frank announced that military spending will be cut by 25% and that a tax hike is inevitable. Frank and the Pelosi run congress are also pushing for a new stimulus package to go into effect after the elections.

Gee...where is that money going to come from? We already have $59 trillion of unfunded obligations on the US balance sheet thanks to Democrats B. Frank, C. Dodd and C. Schumer. The new package, which would cost you $300 billion, would follow hard-upon the $168 billion stimulus passed in February AND the $700 billion Wall Street rescue passed less than a month ago.

And add on top of that - Obama's tax increases, his lapse of the tax cuts (an inverted tax increase), more stimulus package(s), and now Ted Kennedy is scheming from his bed how to get a drink um, .... I mean to get more of you to agree to Nationalized Healthcare.

And finally, Wisdom from The Corner points out the obvious viz-a-viz Paul Krugman. Suddenly Krugman wakes up and sees that under Obama's plan, the second highest tax bracket starts at $182,400. What happened to the endless chant of "only those over $250,000 will pay"? And they also remind us that this was promised and tried under Bill Clinton under the auspices of a tax surcharge on "millionaires." Remember the Halcyon days of Slick Willy?

NOTE TO TEDDY: If Nationalized Healthcare is so great in places like Canada and Great Britain, why didn't you go there to get the lump removed from your brain?

We are living in a soft-tyranny right now folks. We keep electing leaders who want to grow government at your expense. We need to get back in touch with conservative principles: smaller government, fiscal responsibility, less taxes, less regulation and less judicial activism in the courts.

25 October 2008

"Chicken or shit?"

Happy Friday, my cherished astute Readers.

I was reflecting about the election after imbibing a glass of Stags Leap Cabernet (2002) last night, and the wonderful thing about a fine wine is that it has so many different flavors. That range of sensory experience can run from black currant to cigar, or wet dog to strawberry. It's quite the thing. Some have a palette that is open to the "higher ranges" of flavor or bouquets and some just enjoy it for "the taste".

Well, depending upon how developed your electoral "palette" is - you're either a McCain fan or you'd be happy with a "hot, steamy plate of shit."

From Mark Steyn:

Yes, technically, this is still a two-party state, but one of the parties is like Elton John's post-Oscar bash and the other is a church social in Wasilla. As David Sedaris put it in The New Yorker:

"I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. 'Can I interest you in the chicken?' she asks. 'Or would you prefer the platter of s--t with bits of broken glass in it?'

"To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

Well, to be honest, I've never much cared for chicken.

McCain vs. Obama is not the choice many of us would have liked in an ideal world. But then it's not an "ideal world," and the belief that it can be made so is one of the things that separates those who think Obama will "heal the planet" and those of us who support McCain faute de mieux. I agree with Thomas Sowell that an Obama-Pelosi supermajority will mark what he calls "a point of no return."

It would not be, as some naysayers scoff, "Jimmy Carter's second term," but something far more transformative. The new president would front the fourth great wave of liberal annexation – the first being FDR's New Deal, the second LBJ's Great Society, and the third the incremental but remorseless cultural advance when Reagan conservatives began winning victories at the ballot box and liberals turned their attention to the other levers of the society, from grade school up. The terrorist educator William Ayers, Obama's patron in Chicago, is an exemplar of that most-recent model: 40 years ago, he was in favor of blowing up public buildings; then he figured out it was easier to get inside and undermine them from within.

All three liberal waves have transformed American expectations of the state. The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it. Why can't the government sort out my health care? Why can't they pick up my mortgage?



Just something more for you to think about.

It comes down to a choice between form and substance. Obama is all form & no substance.

24 October 2008

Call "Da Mayer"

I know most of my readers are redirects from Second City Cop but for those of you who don't, SCC is promoting an idea that came from the FOP.

SCC posted this herald to all concerned citizens - Call the mayor's office and demand more police!

The department is down, big-time. It's down almost 1,000 officers. Those working the streets are very often working alone, without a PDT (computer) and in a squad car with over 150,000 miles on it. Last year in my district, they didn't even have enough radios to give every copper!

We are asking you to contact the Mayor’s press office at 312-744-3334 and ask him to hire more police officers.

Your message should be:

You want the streets of Chicago made safer.
You want more Police Officers hired.
You want them patrolling in two-man cars.

Please Keep the same message. Be polite and patient with the people who answer your call. Thank you for your help.


And don't let them push you off with CAPS related questions. The CAPS offices have absolutely NOTHING to do with assignments or equipment.

If you want to take it to the next level, go to http://www.chicagopolice.org and click on "Community Concerns". Go in and report your concern that the police department is understaffed and underequipped. Select "Report a community concern" then click on "Is your concern related to Police performance?" and select "Let us know when our police officers do a good job."

Follow the screens, and when you get to the narrative - put this in:

It's disheartening to see that our police department is understaffed, and underequipped. While I salute and honor the service of our men and women in blue, I want to see our police officers do their job effectively and safely.

Please see that the Mayor's office hires more police, buys more equipment for them and provides them with the tools that they need.

The Mayor can find $5,000 per vehicle to install video cameras, but he can't find the money to put more police on the street.

Thank you.

23 October 2008

Cook County Judges

For years now I've been decrying the fact that judicial record of Cook County judges is virtually impossible to get hold of. Thankfully I've found a somewhat non-partisan source that you can tap into to get some clarity on judges who shouldn't be retained.

The Chicago Council of Lawyers seems to be a source that is close to rating judges based on their qualifications, and whether or not the judges are "activist" types.

I've been informed from quite a few police officers that these judges are NOT to be retained. They've consistently made poor decisions from the bench, and their conduct in court shows that they're biased. The % rating means the over-all percentage that feel the judge should be retained. The lower the percentage, the lower the endorsement by legal entities. Don't pay too much attention to the %. You'll notice that many of the judges got 100% across the board. The fact that the following got less than that shows that they aren't qualified.

Bender, Gerald C. - 90%
Brosnahan, Janet - 80%
Clay, Evelyn - 89% [Freed a person who shot a police officer - see below]
Hayes, Shelli Williams - 60%
Hopkins, Vanessa - 80%
Lewis, Casandra - 30%
McGury, Kathleen - 90%
Pietrucha, Edward - 50%
Turner, Valerie - 89%

4th Circuit
Rogers, Pat
Masterson-Pulia, Maureen

12th Circuit
Morask, Laura J.

13th Circuit
Brady, Ann Catherine
O'Donnell, Annie

14th Circuit
Arce, Edward A.

15th Circuit
Fera, Peter

And this letter from the wife of a Chicago Police officer shows how important your vote can be when it comes to judges:
Dear Everyone,

I have been waiting for this day for 4 years. My name is Melissa Keefe. As most of you know, myhusband Kevin was shot 8 1/2 years ago while on duty for the Chicago Police Department. The man who shot him, was subsequently freed by Judge Evelyn Clay. We spent about three years watching Judge Clay in her courtroom.

After watching her over such a long period of time, I am begging you to vote "NO" this November when you see her name on the ballot.

She is not well-versed on the law, and often has to be corrected by other people in her courtroom. She is also very lax. Defendants with multiple convictions walk away from her courtroom with probation every day. It was truly horrific to watch her undermine the very laws that she has sworn to uphold. In addition, she let the man who shot Kevin go free.

I realize that the ballots list s o many judges, that it is hard to figure out who is who. I am just asking that you just remember one name, Evelyn Clay, and vote "NO".

I am not trying to be dramatic, but our safety is in jeopardy. We can make a difference!

Thank you for reading this. Please pass it on to everyone you know who can vote.

Melissa Keefe




If you've had negative experiences with judges, please post their name in the comments section and I'll update the list.

22 October 2008

Obama internal poll shows McCain down by 2 in Penn?

The American Spectator got their hands on an internal poll which shows Barack Hussein Obama only 2 points ahead of John McCain in Pennsylvania.

Obama: National Socialist?

H/T: Connie

An interesting email from astute reader Connie, Adolf Hitler used the same "salute" as is displayed in Obama's new logo design.

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(You can see the archived photos of Hitler here.)

Just a coincidence? Absolutely not.

National Socialism was the hard Left party in Germany in the 30's. That they were fascists is indisputable. What is largely ignored by "enlightened" intellectuals on the center-Left is that today's version of Liberalism borrows heavily from the rhetoric of the National Socialist. The Left, and their cronies in the media arts, have white-washed that fact - and in a clever sleight of hand - claim that conservatives are the ones who are repressive trolls who believe in limiting liberty in obeisance to the all-knowing-state. You can even read Naomi Wolfe's comments on the Today show here in which she hyperventilates about how "Bush fascism" is to blame for all of society's ills.

One of the many things that Obama supports is redistribution of wealth. He's spoken the love that dare not be named: Over-arching State Control.

Obama's political mentor was Saul Alinsky. In his "Rules for Radicals" he himself describes the radical's job as that of the anti-Machiavelli. Machiavelli's teachings were rooted in The Haves maintaining their power. Alinsky and Obama want to take power away from the Haves and give it to the Have-nots.

Hitler was the original "Change" political entity. He wanted to "trascend politics" and set about using propaganda ministers (Today's mainstream media) to do the work of convincing the German people.

From Hitler's speech, January 1941).

Here we come to the State which regarded this encroachment as intolerable-England.

Three hundred years earlier England had gradually built her Empire, not perhaps through the free will or the unanimous demonstrations of those affected, but for 300 years this World Empire was welded together solely by force. War followed war. One nation after another was robbed of its freedom-one state after another was shattered so that the structure which calls itself the British Empire might arise. Democracy was nothing but a mask covering subjugation and the oppression of nations and individuals. This State cannot allow its members to vote if today, after they have been worked upon for centuries, they should freely choose to be members of this Commonwealth. On the contrary, Egyptian Nationalists, Indian Nationalists in their thousands are filling the prisons. Concentration camps were not invented in Germany; it is the English who were the ingenious inventors of this idea. By these means they contrived to break the backbone of other nations, to remove their resistance, to wear them down, and make them prepared at last to submit to this British yoke of democracy.

In this process, a formidable weapon was that of lying, that is, of propaganda. A proverb says that if the Englishman speaks of God he means cotton. And so it is today. Considering how pious and religious are the outward gestures of men who deliberately, and with a cold heart, drive nation after nation into a struggle serving only their material interests, one is compelled to state that rarely has human hypocrisy reached such a pitch as that of the English today. At any rate, at the end of the blood-stained path of British history over three centuries stands the fact that 46,000,000 Englishmen in the mother country are ruling about a quarter of the globe.

This means that there are 46,000,000 men for about 40,000,000 square kilometres. It is important, my countrymen, to shout this to the world again and again, for they are brazen democratic liars who assert that the so-called Authoritarian States are out to conquer the world, while in fact, the conquerors of the world are our old enemies. The British World Empire has left behind an icy stream of blood and tears in the path of its creation. It rules today, undoubtedly, a tremendous section of the globe. But this world government is affected not by the power of an idea, but essentially by force, and where force does not suffice, by the power of capitalist or economic interests.




Notice how England and democracy get demonized? Do you see how he sets up class distinctions and tries to play to the "middle class workers"? He's playing the role of savior and unifier (dare I say Messiah?).

And remember, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf. Obama wrote Dreams of my father (a treatise on race.)

Yes Obama has borrowed alot from his National Socialist oppressors. Let's just hope that US Voters are smart enough to see through the propaganda.

21 October 2008

Poverty Up? It's Illegal Immigration, stupid

Washington Post publishes a great story on what's impacting the up tick of poverty. This contradicts what Barack Hussein Obama has been saying for the last 24 months. Poverty isn't an issue of "not having a level playing field" or some lack of government intervention - it's a factor of illegal immigration.

The government last week released its annual statistical report on poverty and household income. As usual, we -- meaning the public, the media and politicians -- missed a big part of the story. It is this: The stubborn persistence of poverty, at least as measured by the government, is increasingly a problem associated with immigration. As more poor Hispanics enter the country, poverty goes up. This is not complicated, but it is widely ignored.

The standard story is that poverty is stuck; superficially, the statistics support that. The poverty rate measures the share of Americans below the official poverty line, which in 2006 was $20,614 for a four-person household. Last year, the poverty rate was 12.3 percent, down slightly from 12.6 percent in 2005 but higher than the recent low, 11.3 percent in 2000. It was also higher than the 11.8 percent average for the 1970s. So the conventional wisdom seems amply corroborated.

It isn't. Look again at the numbers. In 2006, there were 36.5 million people in poverty. That's the figure that translates into the 12.3 percent poverty rate. In 1990, the population was smaller, and there were 33.6 million people in poverty, a rate of 13.5 percent. The increase from 1990 to 2006 was 2.9 million people (36.5 million minus 33.6 million). Hispanics accounted for all of the gain.

Consider: From 1990 to 2006, the number of poor Hispanics increased 3.2 million, from 6 million to 9.2 million. Meanwhile, the number of non-Hispanic whites in poverty fell from 16.6 million (poverty rate: 8.8 percent) in 1990 to 16 million (8.2 percent) in 2006. Among blacks, there was a decline from 9.8 million in 1990 (poverty rate: 31.9 percent) to 9 million (24.3 percent) in 2006. White and black poverty has risen somewhat since 2000 but is down over longer periods.

Only an act of willful denial can separate immigration and poverty



Biden and Obama aren't intelligent enough to even figure out the obvious. The answer to reducing poverty isn't to be found in growing socialist redistribution programs - the answer is to reduce illegal immigration.

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Goldfish registered to Vote

A dead goldfish was fraudulently registered to vote after "Women's Voices, Women Vote" - a group affiliated with ACORN - sent out 1 million mailings that encouraged single women to vote.

The only "agent of change" Princess ever supported was the person who refreshed the water in her fishbowl. Now Lake County election officials want to investigate out how the dead goldfish received voter registration material.

Paperwork sent to a "Princess Nudelman" likely came from the "Women's Voices, Women Vote" project, said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000 voter registrations this year.

"I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process," Helander said Monday. She wants to require some voters to show IDs at the polls if she finds that problems, including nonexistent addresses and questionable signatures or registrations, are clustered in certain precincts.



Registering pets, dead goldfish, dead people, drunken homeless, cartoon characters - all the tactics of a corrupt political entity that IS the Obama campaign.

No wonder ObamACORN has been indicted in 14 states for fraudulent voter registration scams. And a disabled man in Georgia was forced to vote for Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama will do and say ANYTHING to get his grubby corrupt hands on the presidency. People say his affiliations, his lack of experience, his lack of character and his extremely poor judgement show that he's absolutely not qualified to be our next president. Even that dope Joe Biden said that there "will be a generated crisis to test the mettle of Obama after he gets elected." For once Biden is right. Our enemies are salivating at the idea of Obama as president. This "community organizer's" lack of experience makes him dangerous - not only for his incompetency with economics; which will hurt our domestic financial health - but also for his naivete in regards to foreign policy.

He will, in Osama bin Laden's words, make us the weak horse.

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20 October 2008

The (Jewish) Case against Obama

A couple two-tree quick hits this evening:

*The Secret One has spent nearly $600 million in ads against John McCain. While McCain stuck to his campaign funding commitments, Obama is taking money from anyone and everyone.

If Obama is so sure of his footing then why is he spending roughly the same as the GDP of a small country? Djibouti's GDP in 2005 was $619 million. It's a country bordering on Ethiopia and Somalia.

He's spending so much because he's worried. Back in 2004, the press was crowing about how Kerry had "the lead in swing states" - just like we're hearing about Obama's "alleged" lead in the polls.

*An interesting take on the race was how Jewish voters view Barack Hussein Obama. Ben Shapiro, writing for TownHall.com makes the case why Jews shouldn't vote for the Empty Suit from Illinois.

While I personally think we spend too much on foreign aid, Israel has been a staunch supporter of the US in the middle east. They're one of the few democracies that exist over there and we'd be myopic indeed to flush our relationship with them.

And that's just what Obama wants to do.

*Since I've been referring to Him all these months as a socialist with a penchant for Marxism - I'll have to recast my opinion. Ms. Hollis says we should quit the pretense and call him what he really is - a Asshole Communist.

18 October 2008

17 October 2008

Joe The Plumber and other thoughts...

Well, he should have known. There are two rules: you never look a gang-member in the eye and you never question The Anointed One.

And for daring to question the socialist tax policies of Barack Hussein Obama, Joe the plumber is now under scrutiny by Democrat hacks who are rifling through his tax records, his background and his plumbing license status.

Joe's crime? He told Obama, "Your new tax plans are going to tax me more." The "brilliant" Obama's reply? "I don't want to punish your success. I just think that when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."

This shows how inept and truly ignorant Obama is on fundamental economics. He's so busy recrafting what words like "tax cut" and "reinvestment" mean that he came up with a new one: Trickle Up economics. And I suppose that means that the poor, the indigent, the homeless, and the underworld drug lords are all going to stimulate the economy once Obama's welfare checks start circulating. Is that about right?

What an ass this clown is.

The enemies of the world can't wait for Obama to win the election. Russian president Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Kofi Annan, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, North Korean Supreme Ruler Kim jong Il, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and, last but not least - Louis Farrakhan. Did you know that Obama blames Whites for the ruination of Farrakhan's toiletry line ("POWER" line).

Farrakhan claimed that the POWER line of toiletry products he launched in the 1980s failed to succeed because of pressure from Jews. Obama blamed the failure of Farrakhan's products on whites.

In Dreams from My Father, Obama wrote "That the POWER campaign sputtered said something about the difficulty that faced any black business -- the barriers to entry, the lack of finance, the leg up that your competitors possessed after having kept you out of the game for over three hundred years.".



And as I've saying the last 12 months is that Obama is nothing special. He's a big tax, big spend socialist - with a penchant for Marxism.

The $64,000 question is: Did Obama's remark just cost him the election? I hope so.

And this little tidbit from Pethokoukis' column over at US News and World Report:

A while back I chatted with a University of Chicago professor who was a frequent lunch companion of Obama's. This professor said that Obama was as close to a full-out Marxist as anyone who has ever run for president of the United States.

Now, I tend to quickly dismiss that kind of talk as way over the top. My working assumption is that Obama is firmly within the mainstream of Democratic politics. But if he is as free with that sort of redistributive philosophy in private as he was on the campaign trail this week, I have no doubt that U of C professor really does figure him as a radical. And after last night's debate, a few more Americans might think that way, too. McCain's best line: "Now, of all times in America, we need to cut people's taxes. We need to encourage business, create jobs, not spread the wealth around.".



Obama's latest foolishness is that he wants to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. The dictionary definition of a pollutant is "Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water." As any 5th grader knows, the Earth's atmosphere contains roughly (by molar content/volume) 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, trace amounts of other gases, and a variable amount (average around 1%) of water vapor. I don't want to get too technical with you, dear Reader, but this mixture of gases is commonly known as air.

Carbon dioxide is one part carbon (an element) and two parts oxygen. Plants "inhale" CO2 and "exhale" Oxygen. We and most other animals need oxygen to breath. CO2 is an essential part of the process of photosynthesis, by which all life on earth is sustained.

So by definition carbon dioxide CANNOT be a pollutant!

MY GOD! You people need to wake up and start calling your friends and family. Tell them to get out and start stumping for McCain - we cannot afford to have such an incompetent fool like this in charge.

America deserves Better.

16 October 2008

Larry Elder on Obama

Larry Elder pulls no punches as to why Obama isn't worthy of the White House. He reads between the lines to show you that Obama, indeed, knew very well what kind of person Jeremiah Wright was - and that Obama burned those lessons to memory.

It's a short article, but I highly recommend it. Story here.

One of my regular readers, Rosco, is apparently thinking of voting for Obama. I didn't think they let former Gaylords vote? Something about past affiliations or what....I dunno.

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"I'll put a chicken bomb THIS BIG in your pants!"

More Propaganda from Obama

The intimidation and campaign propaganda continue unabated from closet-Radical-Marxist Obama.

Just yesterday, Obama's Media team released 'talking points' to the media, just 12 hours before the debate. The memo's content corresponds to what the media is already doing to portray McCain as "unstable" and "old" and Obama as a "leader on issues."



The Media Lapdogs-for-Obama were given their marching orders, and they're very busy doing their Master's Work.

Via DrudgeReport:
-------- Original Message --------

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:37:27 -0500

From: Sean Smiths***mith@barackobama.com]

To: Sean Smith[s***mith@barackobama.com]

* This is John McCain's last chance to turn this race around and somehow convince the American people that his erratic response to this economic crisis doesn't disqualify him from being President.

* Just this weekend the weekend, John McCain vowed to "whip Obama's you-know-what" at the debate, and he's indicated that he'll be bringing up Bill Ayers to try to distract voters.

* So we know that Senator McCain will come ready to attack Barack Obama and bring his dishonorable campaign tactics to the debate stage.

Obama continues to lead on the economic crisis with a rescue plan for Main Street.

* Over the course of the campaign, Barack Obama has laid out a set of policies that will grow our middle class and strengthen our economy.

* But he knows we face an immediate economic emergency that requires urgent action - on top of the plans he's already laid out - to help workers and families and communities struggling right now.

* That's why Barack Obama is introducing a comprehensive four-part Rescue Plan for the Middle Class - to immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners.

* This is a plan that can and should be implemented immediately.

* Obama has shown steady leadership during this crisis and offered concrete solutions to move the country forward - and his Rescue Plan for the Middle Class builds on the plans to strengthen the economy and rebuild the middle class that he's laid out over the course of this campaign.

* Already in this campaign, he's unveiled plans to give 95 percent of workers and their families a tax cut, eliminate income taxes for seniors making under $50,000, bring down the cost of health care for families and businesses; and create millions of new jobs by investing in the renewable energy sources.

* John McCain has been erratic and unsteady since this crisis began - staggering from position to position and trying to change the subject away from the economy by launching false character attacks.

END



While McCain clearly won the debate last night, I fear that most of the Obama-bots were unconvinced because they're voting for him because they've bought in to the slick package of fluff that IS Barack Hussein Obama. McCain brought up ACORN and for good reason. This group is a tax-free criminal organization that is busy registering tens of thousands of ghost voters.

And while we're discussing Obama's propaganda, let's take a peek at Obama's tax proposals. Basically Obama's plan will equate to bigger government and a tax increase for almost all of us.

The Tax Policy Group, a non-partisan group releases study showing Obama's tax cut is actually a tax increase. If you read the study, you'll notice that 50% of taxpayers won't pay ANY TAXES - that means if you make between $30-75,000 per year; you won't see any tax reduction.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that Obama’s spending proposals will be so large that they effectively eliminate income taxes for 15 million households, increasing the percentage of households that pay no taxes from 37.8 percent to 48.1 percent.

Obama’s biggest refund, and the one most likely to go to non-taxpayers, is his Making Work Pay credit, which would give $500-$1000 to everyone making under $200-250,000 a year. This proposal, which the Tax Policy Center says is “intended to offset the regressivity of payroll taxes,” would cost taxpayers $323.4 billion during Obama’s first term, if elected.

When compared with current law, people earning $20,000-$50,000 a year will see their effective tax rates -- the amount of money the taxpayer actually ends up paying the government -- increase on average under Obama’s plan, according to Tax Policy Center figures.

Most households making $30,000-$75,000 will not see a reduction in their taxes under Obama’s plan relative to current law, according to the Center. In fact, the only strata that will see a majority of its effective tax burden reduced under Obama are those making less than $30,000 per year and those making $75,000-$200,000 per year.


Go read the whole article.

This is nothing more than a massive redistribution of wealth and is a grandiose welfare scheme. Obama and his minions love to blame the government and say that government is "broken". It's laughable that Obama's only solution to having a broken government is to CALL FOR MORE GOVERNMENT!