At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."

IN DEFENSE OF MINORITIES!

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Shores of Tripoli



From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli; (emphasis added)
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.
                                            --US Marine Corps Hymn

The DAILY MAIL reports: The U.S. government came under fire today for chartering a rescue boat for Americans stuck in Libya on a boat that is too small to cope with the rough Mediterranean sea. Hundreds of American citizens are spending a second night in Tripoli aboard the Maria Dolores, a small passenger ferry chartered by the U.S., trapped there because of adverse weather conditions.

At the same time larger Greek and Turkish vessels have transported thousands of their own citizens to safety, crossing the choppy water to mainland Europe.

So while President Obama dithers, US Citizens remain in jeopardy. I don't think that anyone is surprised that this indecisive metrosexual cur can't make up his mind.  For more on this, check out Gateway Pundit.


Hey Barry O, take a bow!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles

There has been a lot of effort put into development of anti-ship ballistic missiles by the People's Republic of China in their efforts to counter US Naval carrier battle groups operating in the ocean near its shores. To do this, they have had to develop a missile that can reach a terminal velocity approaching Mach 10 (speed of sound x10). With that sort of speed inbound, interception is difficult. The problem that the Chinese have is hitting the target squarely because precision for that sort of weapon is the key.

The DF-21D (CSS-5 Mod-4) Anti-ship ballistic missile is their latest attempt to fulfill that capability.

To counter the Chinese threat, the US is developing the Navy Standard Missile (Block 4):



The Israel-US Arrow ABM program has been showing promise:




Monday, February 21, 2011

Wisconsin Red

There has been a lot of chatter from Wisconsin that surrounds the 'union busting' efforts of Governor Walker. Their main rallying cry has been that Hitler broke up the labor unions in pre-Nazi germany. Unfortunately the labor marchers have forgotten a few historical facts. (Those who don't read history are doomed to repeat it and apparently that would include Wisconsin teachers.)

Hitler, Mussolini and Lenin were labor leaders who made their labor union the labor union. They forbade competition as they socialized their nations (NAZI = National Socialist Workers PARTY). Hitler was a socialist, and he thought that his form of socialism had some sort of superior tint to it than the Russian form of absolutism.

All manifestations of socialism are toxic to humanity.  The activity in the State House in Wisconsin has nothing to do with socialism. In fact, it is precisely the opposite. 

Obama, a socialist, predictably turned his thugs loose on Wisconsin in support of the striking teachers who left their classrooms to take to the streets and protest.

Governor Walker wants workers to have the choice of whether or not to belong to unions. The unions don't think that's a very good idea. He said the state will no longer automatically deduct union dues from worker's checks - but the workers can still pay their money directly to the union...if they want to. I understand that the union bosses are upset by this because easy street may be hitting a t-intersection for them.

There is not enough money to pay them what the feel entitled to anymore. As President Lincoln said, "there aren't enough tits for the piglets."


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Paradigm Shift? (Reality Hurts)

The Berkeley City Council, after passing a resolution calling for the resettlement of detainees released from Guantanamo in the United States, voted against inviting such persons to live in their fair city, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Earlier, an organization called “Move America Forward, proposed in a statement that Berkeley City Council members ‘go live in GITMO where they can hang out with hundreds of terrorists.’ The group said it would pay for their air fare.”

I think that the only place that terrorists should live is BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA. Put some kind of shock collars on them and park them in Berkeley where they will find friends -- infidels to be sure, that they're going to want to kill -- but willing victims.

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Nir Rosen, who scoffed at reporter, Lara Logan’s assault in Tahrir Square, was fired from his position as fellow at the NYU’s Center on Law and Security. Jim Geraghty at the National Review says he never thought to see the day, but is glad the Center on Law and Security did it anyway.... Liberals eating their own for one of their number making fun of a newspaper reporter who was raped like an animal being eaten alive by wolves? What is the liberal world coming to?

A succession of recent events, from the financial crisis to the wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East, has created a new sense of mortality in everyone. Dick Morris, in an article titled “The Damage Obama Has Done,” presents a table, which while not entirely the best source for identifying the various factors which went into causing the change, nevertheless gets the point across: reality hurts. Reality is not something that liberals are used to dealing with.

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Families in suburban Yorba Linda, California were shocked when Islamic terrorists held a fundraiser at their community center. Read about it on AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE. Things look different to frightened 40-60 something year old people facing an uncertain future than to 18 year olds at Yasgur’s farm on their way to Paradise. 

Maybe some sense of perspective is coming to the world? Again, REALITY HURTS.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Obama on Unsustainable Debt


Obama 2009: Today, I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office. I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay"..."We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end."



When the guy is reading from the teleprompter he doesn't do a bad job with the black-minister cadence and the strong message. Unfortunately he's a liar.

Yeah, it sounded good right after he took office. But today, we find out that the 2011 deficit projection will be $1.65 trillion, a number twice revised upwards, with next year's deficit projected to be $1.1 trillion. We spent $5 trillion in the first two years of the Obama Administration. This is NOT sustainable, and Chief Executive's utopian socialist agenda needs to be ended.

His foreign policy decisions have been almost universally wrong, and when you consider how many blunder's he's made, it's difficult to fathom that they've been made completely by accident. A stopped clock is right twice daily and Obama hasn't been able to manage that sort of record.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Keep Sharia Law OUT of the USA

There is no place for Sharia Law in the US.  Actions considered right and prudent in the barbaric Islamic World are crimes in the West.

We should show NO tolerance for Sharia Law to the extent that it violates penal and civil codes in the United States. Great Britain has allowed Sharia Courts to exist. That's their problem. 

"In Bangladesh a 14-year-old girl named Hena was raped by a 40-year-old man, Mahbub, who is described in a report as her “relative.” Apparently — the report is not clear on how this happened — the matter was brought to the attention of the sharia authorities in her village of Shariatpur. You’d think this was a good thing … except, in Islam, rape cannot be proved absent four witnesses — i.e., it’s virtually impossible to establish that what happened happened. That’s a dangerous thing for the victim — deadly dangerous in this instance — because if she has had sexual relations outside marriage but cannot prove she has been raped, she is deemed to have committed a grave sin. In Hena’s case, the sharia authorities ordered that she be given 100 lashes. The young girl never made it through 80; she fell unconscious and died from the whipping."  (READ ON HERE)

I admit that America was dumb enough to elect a closet Muslim to be its president. While that has had disastrous consequences on its own, embracing the "religion of peace" and it's "peaceful punishments" and violence toward women can not be tolerated. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Conservative Options for 2012

There are only three potential candidates for president in 2012 that actually move me.

Chris Christie

Mike Pence

Allen West


I know that Gov. Christie isn't going to run, that Congressman Pence is running for governor and that Congressman West is too new to the political scene. However, I'm not impressed by the rest of the Republican field. They may be good people with good conservative credentials, but we need a LEADER, and they just don't pull the weight.













Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Overhaul the US Postal Service

Washington DC is calling our financial crisis a 'recession' because we're being propped up by the Chinese who are buying out near worthless Treasury notes to keep the ponzie scheme running. So, to begin, let's call it for what it is, a depression (with Chinese benefits). So it's time to cut. One place (among many) is the US Postal Service.

Overhaul the US Postal Service:

(1) Offer mail service three times weekly. E-mail, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive as it is presently constituted. 

Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills. Most people can wait an extra day to get a bill in the mail. Credit cards and on-line transactions will lead to the demise of the mailed paper bill and paper check within 10-15 years anyway. Once that's done, the post office will be almost completely out of a job. The government should plan now for that day.

(2) Eliminate the US Postal Inspection Service and turn their duties over to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(3) Close at least 80% of US Post Offices, and place them in existing buildings where they can be tenants such as grocery stores and other businesses. I know that this raises issues with mail security (classified material can be sent by mail) but those issues can be addressed and literally billions can be saved.

Savings - At their present rate of projected loss, the US Postal Service will LOOSE $23 billion each year over the next ten years. Cutting the Postal Service by at least 50% would reduce their budget and would stop loss the red ink. Reduce expectations on what the Post Office will do. Congress doesn't want to do that, but it's prudent and timely. Renegotiate the labor contracts to reflect reality.

Blowback - Higher unemployment as government workers hit the streets. Since we don't have the money to pay the workers anyway without borrowing to do it, there is no other choice.



Monday, February 7, 2011

Who Speaks for YOU?

"The more the plans fail, the more the planners plan." -- Ronald Reagan

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Apologies to Great Britain

American Perspective covered a story that President Obama and his administration provided British nuclear nomenclature, numbers and other data to the Russians in order to obtain concessions for the START talks. The profoundly sad thing is that it's simply another of the Daily Outrages that we have come to expect from our apologetic, anti-British (anti-American ally) utopian socialist president. 

He's sold the US down the river for shits and giggles, and it only stands to reason that he'd do the same thing to those with whom we share a special relationship. And that brings me to Wiki Leaks. As contemptible as the leakers are, I don't know how they can be held to a higher standard than Obama - who would be impeached and discharged from office for doing this is another time in America.

The US has a lot to apologize to the British people for when it comes to President Obama, that shameful cur who occupies the highest office in our land. Two weeks ago, Obama praised the French and declared that France is America's greatest ally?? Since when?

This from the Daily Mail:
Barack Obama has declared that France is America’s greatest ally, undermining Britain’s Special Relationship with the U.S.
The President risked offending British troops in Afghanistan by saying that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a ‘stronger friend’ than David Cameron.
The remarks, during a White House appearance with Mr Sarkozy, will reinforce the widely-held view in British diplomatic circles that Mr Obama has less interest in the Special Relationship than any other recent American leader.
Mr Obama said: ‘We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.’…
Nile Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Centre For Freedom at the Heritage Foundation think-tank, said: ‘Quite what the French have done to merit this kind of high praise from the U.S. President is difficult to fathom.
Perhaps the only olive branch that I can offer to the British People is that many of us in the US don't take what Obama says as representative of how we feel. He's been just as treacherous toward the American People as he has toward the British. While that is cold comfort, it's about all that we can do at the moment. 


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bloomberg Investigates Arizona!

New York's Mayor Bloomberg investigates Arizona!

One Day, Fifteen Hours - 2,500 miles

According to Google Maps, driving directions, it takes a driver, moving continually one day, fifteen hours to drive from the heart of New York, NY (The Big Apple) to drive to Phoenix, AZ (Cartel Kidnap Capital).

The Distance between New York Skyports Incorporated Seaplane Base (New York County, New York) [Airport] and Phoenix (Maricopa County, Arizona) is : 3446.42 kilometers (km) in a straight line. 
The approximately estimated travel/road distance can be between 3963.38 km and 4308.02 km, depending on the route you take.

In miles it breaks down this way: 2141.51 miles in a straight line. The approximately estimated travel/road distance can be around 2462.74 miles to 2676.89 miles 

Radical left wing fringe player, NY Mayor Bloomberg

The New York Sun Reports
The New York Sun reports: (LINK) "Now that Mayor Bloomberg has sent investigators into Arizona to report on what he insists is lax enforcement of federal regulations at guns shows, the question that leaps out is what retaliatory investigation Arizona is going to launch in New York. The first thing that comes to mind is whether Governor Brewer, who is rising to fame for her use of state law to deal with undocumented aliens, is going to send Arizona officers into New York City to see whether the Bloomberg administration has been looking the other way in respect of undocumented aliens working in New York City.

"Just for the record, The New York Sun doesn’t have any evidence that Mrs. Brewer is plotting to launch such an investigation. If she were, we’d be against it. But it wouldn’t be any more outrageous than New York City sending its investigators into Arizona to look into lax enforcement of federal regulations in respect of guns. One could argue that Mr. Bloomberg’s demarche is even more outrageous, because the impact in New York of gun sales in Arizona is minimal. But the impact of New York’s lax enforcement of the immigration laws has a huge impact on interstate commerce."

The question that is raised by the Bloomberg raids is whether a state or city has the authority to regulate the sale of guns in another state. Now that the mayor has asserted that it does, we wouldn’t be surprised were Mrs. Brewer — or another governor — to send undercover officers into Mr. Bloomberg’s home town to see how far the principle of out of state raids extends.

It's no secret that Mayor Bloomberg wants to be the next US President, or God, whichever he can manage for himself. Using his theory of jurisdiction, one would expect a Bloomberg presidency to order the invasion of  Norway or perhaps Greece, simply because he frigging felt like it.

Mayor, keep pushing to build the 911 Victory Mosque at Ground Zero and keep your little rat claw hands inside the City of New York and out of other State's affairs - 2,500 miles away.



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