Monday, May 31, 2010

Israel: Treading Water or Sinking Fast?

When first reported, I decided to keep my counsel on mess with the Gaza Flotilla. My first reaction was, WTF? I have to say I was shocked and dismayed, but decided that it was way to early to weigh in on this.

Already, we have reports out that the Israelis tried to board the ship to lawfully prevent it from entering Israeli waters. Furthermore, that the peace activists on board attacked the commandos (such foolishness) and even tried to hang them.

Leave it to the press to pile on as well. Still, I don't want to comment on this too much, but I will offer some commentary. It is usually the MO of the left to use alleged peaceful actions into goading an enemy into reacting. Look at the Greenpeace lunatics that try to stop whaling fishermen. Same kind of deal. The premise here is that this Flotilla is on some sort of (alleged) humanitarian mission and somehow Israel dropped on them from out of nowhere and killed a dozen or so of them. As Nickie Goomba says, It don't make sense.

I will also say that these sfacimes that surround Israel know that the tide has shifted with the Obama Regime being anti-Israel, and Iran now having the capability to make nuclear weapons. We also see Iran signing deals to help other arab countries make their own as well. The log and the short of it is, expect Israel to take care of itself, and furthermore, they would be well advised to tell Obama to take a hike. He's been useless and in fact an enemy of Israel.

While I do have an interesting opinion about the palestinian problem, I will continue to keep my counsel on this until I learn more, but I would be that Israel did not act out unjustified in this. So, everyone wait and take a deep breath and lets see what really happened. Personally, I would have put a 5" through the bow.

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The Monday Morning Meandering Manure Message on Memorial Day

It's Monday Morning, It's Memorial Day, and I have nothing I feel compelled to write about, except that I have nothing I feel compelled to write about.

Most of us have come to the the conclusion that Obama is incompetent. Never in the history of the presidency have we seen such blatant on the job training for a position that requires someone to hit the ground running. Even George W. Bush wasn't this bad. Ok, what's next? Are we tired of the oil spill, Obama's Marxism,  or how the GOP is going to screw up this November? I am.

Today is Memorial Day, formally know as Decoration Day and while the day commemorates soldiers that have died in military service, it was originally created to honor Union soldiers that died during the Civil War, but was expanded after World War I. Since then we honor US soldiers from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf War, The Iraq War, the Afghanistan War and a host of other smaller conflicts and long forgotten and secret missions around the world.

When I was young, we used to have a Memorial Day Parade, with marching bands, the fire and police departments, veterans, and even the cub and boy scouts. It was a big deal. This was during the Vietnam war and in spite of the poor treatment of soldiers coming home then, veterans were looked up to where I lived. I think attitudes changed until September 11, 2001, and we became united against a common enemy, at least for a few years, until the next election cycle when political expediencies trumped decency in some cases.

Still, I have say I have become retrospective and introspective about some of these wars, their costs in human and hard capital and wonder if it was worth it. Thomas Jefferson, one of my heroes, if that is possible said that "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." What is a patriot? A "patriot is a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors." Ok, sometimes I guess I feel like a patriot in my actions, but I never really liked the word. When I think of the word patriot, I imagine the revolutionary war soldiers with the tricorner hats playing the snare, flute and carrying the flag. It's seems anachronistic in that it was a long time ago, a time I am not in. Anyway, I digress. I think the Civil war was worth it, the same for WWII, although if not for our mishandling at the end of WWI, we wouldn't have had a WWII. Korea was never resolved, and we ran out of Vietnam, the last two committed in the name of preventing communism, which BTW, is anathema to everything i stand for. We've had the first gulf war to save the Kuwaitis from Saddam, and now we have two wars, one in Iraq over weapons of mass destruction, and Afghanistan, for a purpose whose meaning has been list. I don't think anyone remembers why we went there anymore. Remember Osama Bin Laden?

Instead, we are fighting the Taliban in efforts to nation build there. Where have I heard that before? Hearts and Minds? I don't think we will be any more successful in Afghanistan and to be honest, why are we doing it? No one asks that question, at least from the right. It seems many of my compadres are of the mind of Charlie Gruschow, and think we need to fall in line. I think we need to take 10 steps back and ask what the heck are we doing?

After 9/11, we had every right to retaliate against those that not only perpetrated and promulgated the vile acts against us, but those that actively enabled them. Instead, we trumped up a war with a crazy despot to engage in reshaping the middle east. Such is the mentality of those that have or ever have had any skin in a game. We went to Afghanistan to find Osama, and we're still there, nation building now, while the rat still eats and sleeps under the cats nose. Let's face it: we screwed up and now the Yo Gabba Gabba president is making it worse. It's easy to spend human and hard capital when one isn't respected and the other isn't earned.

Anyway, on this Memorial or Decoration Day, I do want to thank all those that gave it all, and those that gave some. We such people, but we need to take better care of them, and use their services more wisely and effectively. I think we also need to ask the hard questions of our leaders and demand responsibility and accounting for failures. We are almost 9 years into it without an end in sight, and no one, at least on my side is asking why? It's time to bring them home as we are going to have bigger fights to win in the future. As Thomas Sullivan Magnum once asked, "did you gird your sword just to gather water cress?" I hope not.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Iowa GOP Doesn't Get It

It what is expected to be a big year for the GOP, the outlook is so bright for back room political machine machers.

For Charlie Gruschow, a founder of the Des Moines Tea Party, whose members overwhelmingly support Vander Plaats, a Branstad nomination would be a bitter pill.
"I think I'd throw up," Gruschow said. "We talked about this (at a recent tea party meeting). One active member said if Branstad wins, she cannot and will not support him in the general election. I don't think that's the right attitude. ...
And this guy calls himself a Tea Party person? Sorry Charlie, but I am here to educate you. Look at Bennett in Utah and Paul in Kentucky. Even Brown in Massachusetts and Hoffman in NY. These races are a repudiation of GOP machine politics.  Even though Hoffman lost, he trounced a liberal candidate promulgated by the GOP machine, Mr. Potato Head Steele. How did it work for the GOP there Mr. Gruschow?

The point is, people are fed up with the GOP as much as the democrats. We are tired of RINOs who take the banner of the GOP and then screw us like any other democrat. It's become almost a one party system. Dems and Dems light. If someone doesn't support Branstad, and that is my contention, then that is their right, and may be it's a good idea. The GOP doesn't deserve my or anyone else's vote as they haven't earned it. And I have to laugh at the Des Moines Register endorsing Branstad. Always leave it to a left wing (I say left wing and not liberal, they are anathema to true liberalism) newspaper to endorse a mushy in the middle GOP candidate. Branstad will be a lot easier to take apart in the head to head campaigning that will be after the primaries, just as McCain was.

Branstad is the wrong candidate for a number of reasons: He's had four shots at it and now he wants a fifth? He's appointed the judges in this state that make law instead of sending it back to the legislature. He doesn't have a record of cutting a damn thing, not taxes or spending. He's middle of road mush, but may be that is what Iowa contains: Philosophically and ideologically challenged people. I'd like to be proven wrong, but the results speak for themselves. or Res Ipsa Loquitur. Even in rural areas where conservatism is more predominant, we have people who are pro-life yet have their hand out for government subsidies. Pragmatic at best, opportunistic at worst.

I am not a social conservative, nor am I a moderate, whatever that means, but a classical liberal, which is small government, low taxes, low spending, and keeping out of individuals lives in terms of rules, regulations and laws. An old school libertarian, Thomas Jefferson type. To be honest, none of the candidates relate to me as that in a complete sense, so even there, I have to pick and choose. Which is why, if Branstad gets the nomination, I will vote for independent Jonathan Narcisse or a write in. At least I've talked to Jon at length on my radio show and I agree with him on more things than Branstad, who will be more of the middle of the road same bullshit.

So, come June 8th, I would advise all Iowans of republican registration to vote for Roberts or Vander Platts, but not Branstad. Give someone else a shot at it, some one with different ideology and someone that isn't there to please everyone. It's too bad there is no Chris Christie in Iowa (Steve King is the closest thing we have and he won't run for governor). May be Jon, but he doesn't have the money make it happen, and Iowans aren't given to the direct refreshing honesty that Christie brings to the table where here passive aggressive has been mistake for politeness. Sometimes I really miss New York, as there is no mistake where people stand on any issue.

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Alabama Republican Video Contest

From the Editors of Libertarian Republican:
We are nearly on the eve of the Alabama Republican Primaries scheduled for Tuesday. For whatever reason, Alabama Republicans have been particularly rambunctious this election cycle. At least three candidates for major offices in the State have produced wild, in-your-face style YouTube videos. All three have received an enormous amount of attention and hits nationwide.

We thought it would be fun to see which one of the three comes out on top among Republicans nationwide.

After you've viewed the three following videos, go to our sidebar and cast your vote. And tell other Republicans you know to come on over to LibertarianRepublican.net and The Right Guy Show to do the same.

VIDEO I

VIDEO II

VIDEO III


Alabama, show America you mean business. All three of these guys deserve to be elected, just on the basis of their videography skills alone.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper RIP

Dennis Hopper Died today, he was a libertarian republican, and he will be missed:

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Dennis Hopper died at his home inVenice Beach Saturday morning from complications of prostate cancer, according to a family friend.

Hopper died at 8:15 a.m. and was surrounded by his family and friends, said the friend, Alex Hitz. He was 74.

The actor was rushed to the hospital in New York in September 2009 for an unspecified condition and released after receiving treatment for dehydration.

Then, in October 2009, Hopper's manager revealed that the actor had advanced prostate cancer. In January 2010, it was reported that Hopper's cancer had metastasized to his bones.


See ya down the road pal, you were talented, a real character, and you will be missed.

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Big Brother is Coming:Census Workers Can Violate Your Privacy


H/T Will "Wild Bill" Donovan

It's bad enough that Obama is playing full tilt mendacity by manipulating employment figures by firing and rehiring census workers, but now we see a new trend: They can enter your apartment when you are not there.  I am quite surprised that the ACLU hasn't jumped in on this as it is a clear violation of our 4th amendment rights and I think it is winnable. I would also say castle doctrine in states that have them should prevent unlawful access by anyone without a warrant. An "American Community Survey" isn't a warrant, and if we see this non-sense perpetrated, we will see cases of people shooting census workers or assaulting them lawfully or not in defence of their property (we even see census workers breaking the law). Not even police can enter a dwelling without a warrant if no one is there. There is no reasonable cause. I am not advocating violence against census workers, but rather civil disobedience. People are obviously pissed at the intrusions in to their privacy, and regardless of your opinion or mine if they are sort a french fry of a happy meal, we all have the right to be left alone. Louis Brandeis would agree.

I will give you my own experience with the census. I filled out the forms and under ethnicity I put "American". A month later I had some 2¢ bureaucrat calling me to go over the census. I told them I already filled it out fuck Obama and to fuck off. If I amswered by mail, what is with the call? As Tom Horn said, "consider this my last word on this matter." I am sure I will get one of these un-useful idiots visiting my home soon.  If any of my readers have filled out these forms and they are being harassed by the census bureau, please let me know. I will shout to the rooftops the invasion of our privacy and solicit any privacy defending organization to prosecute this. It's un-american, it's unconstitutional and it's idiotic. Stand your ground for freedom.

Thank you Bob Barr for bringing this to our attention. 



Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence

Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry.  This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.
What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.”  If the landlord of such apartment or other  leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.
That’s right — not only can citizens be fined if they fail to answer the increasingly intrusive questions asked of them by the federal government under the guise of simply counting the number of people in the country; but a landlord must give them access to your apartment whether you’re there or not, in order to gather whatever “statistics” the law permits.
In fact, some census workers apparently are going even further and demanding — and receiving — private cell phone numbers from landlords in order to call tenants and obtain information from them.  Isn’t it great to live in a “free” country?

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Even Though Ted Is Dead, Kennedy's Still Drinking Like Fish

In what seems to be De Rigueur for the Kennedy clan, Robert F. Kennedy's wife has been arrested for driving while intoxicated.


Mary Richardson Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is scheduled to reappear in Bedford town court in July after she pleaded not guilty Thursday night to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
Kennedy, 50, was arraigned in town court after she was arrested on May 15 for allegedly driving drunk at the intersection of Route 22 and Greenwich Road. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 15.


"We hope there will be a resolution to the case at the next court date," said Kerry Lawrence, Kennedy's attorney.


Kennedy declined to speak with reporters after the arraignment.

In other words, the Kennedy's need time to get the fix in. I guess it's also standard practice to plead not guilty, and it's her right, but the Kennedy's have a long history of miraculously getting out of such jams through means that would probably make Al Capone blush.

From the Chappaqua-MtKiscopatch

Kennedy was arrested a short distance from her home in Bedford at about 9 p.m.after Bedford police Officer Andrew Klein saw her Volvo drive onto the curb of the St. Patrick's School driveway. She had no passengers in the car at the time of the incident.


Kennedy allegedly told Klein, who was directing traffic for the school's carnival, that she was there to pick up people. It's still not clear who she was planning to pick up.


Klein asked Kennedy to take a field sobriety test after he noticed that her speech was slurred and he smelled alcohol in the car.


Kennedy failed the field sobriety test and was given a breathalyzer test, which showed that she had a blood alcohol content of .11. She was taken into police custody, processed and released on her recognizance. Her car was towed away from the scene.

How much do you want to bet she gets off with a seat belt violation?  We have seen these scenarios before with a plethora of Kennedy's: Michael Skakel, Patrick Kennedy, William Kennedy Smith, and Der Swimmer himself.

The stink of privilege from progeny of bootleggers and mountebanks needs to come to an end. Anyone taking bets on this one? At east she had safety in mind: She was driving a Volvo.

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Chris Christie Sticks To His Guns: Absolutely No New Taxes!

6 months in office and already a stunning success

by Eric Dondero

Americans have expressed time and time again that they want a politician who actually does what he says, and means what he says. That's Chris Christie.

WCBS TV via Drudge:
"We're very confident we've been able to close the additional budget gap in (fiscal year) 2010 and in (fiscal year) 2011 we're going to be able to solve that problem without any new taxes at all and without any real significant cuts," Christie said.

"We're not raising taxes, Marcia. That's it. It's not happening," Christie said.
Reporter Marcia Kramer gives some background:
Skipping the "fiscalese," what happened was the budget freeze imposed by Gov. Christie when he took office generated more savings than expected, enough to cover much of the lost tax money.
Kramer declares in the intro: "Remember Christie's budget freeze... looks like it worked."

So, what's keeping other governors from copying the Christie model? We already know Democrats like David Paterson of NY, Pat Quinn of Illinois, Ted Stickland of Ohio, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, et.al. are wedded to big government policies and tied to the hip of the Teachers Unions and SEIU which prevents any meaninful reforms. But what's the excuse of Republicans like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and even Georgia's Sonny Purdue?

Future Republican governors take note: Chris Christie is now the model for excellence in governing. He has set the standard. Follow it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Andre Traversa Presents Libertarian Politics Live: Guests Emmett Tyrrell and Ken Blackwell


Our first guest is Robert Emmett Tyrrell, editor of the American Spectator. His topic will be David Frum and why he's not qualified to review a book about George W. Bush for the Washington Post.

Frum is a former speechwriter for Bush, who used to be good but sold out his principles for a pot of stew.

Ken Blackwell will be featured in the second segment defending Rand Paul.

Call in at 646-915-9887 or stream here. The show is 8-9pm, CST.


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How Obama Creates Jobs: One census worker at a time

It seems Obama is very creative in how he creates jobs in this country. John Crudele of the New York Post reports today on just how creative Obama is.

And just how creative is Obama you ask? According to Crudele:

Last week, one of the millions of workers hired by Census 2010 to parade around the country counting Americans blew the whistle on some statistical tricks.

The worker, Naomi Cohn, told The Post that she was hired and fired a number of times by Census. Each time she was hired back, it seems, Census was able to report the creation of a new job to the Labor Department.
Holy Dog Shit Batman! Obama will be able to solve the deficit in no time with math like that. It must be the "New Math" they are teaching these days. One for you, two for me...

From The Post:

Here's a note from a Census worker -- this one from Manhattan:
"John: I am on my fourth rehire with the 2010 Census.
"I have been hired, trained for a week, given a few hours of work, then laid off. So my unemployed self now counts for four new jobs.
"I have been paid more to train all four times than I have been paid to actually produce results. These are my tax dollars and your tax dollars at work.
"A few months ago I was trained for three days and offered five hours of work counting the homeless. Now, I am knocking (on) doors trying to find the people that have not returned their Census forms. I worked the 2000 Census. It was a far more organized venture.
"Have to run and meet my crew leader, even though with this rain I did not work today. So I can put in a pay sheet for the hour or hour and a half this meeting will take. Sincerely, C.M."
The only way I can explain Obama's expertise in this is his years of service as a "community organizer". It certainly wasn't from any experience he had as an executive or business owner. Oh yeah, he has none. At least before becoming POTUS. Now we have on the job training for the office of the president. People used to make fun of Bush, but in this case it's worse. Obama has no shame for his deceit, or care to explain it. He's like a con man one step ahead of his mark, except the mark is becoming very suspicious. Even the average american is beyond cynicism now, and tired of the straw man and the magician act.  His self-ascribed role as the post modern messiah has worn more than thin,  and at this point he has become a joke, and incompetent self-important fool. 2012 can't get here fast enough. 


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North Korea Found to Be Responsible For Sinking: Could Oil Rig Be That Far Off?

Reported in the news, South Korea alleges that North Korea sunk the boat with a torpedo. Shown on CNN, are fragments of said torpedo.     While the non-interventionists take the side of North Korea and call the evidence fake, the South Koreans and the US plan naval exercises and both call for the cessession of trade with North Korea. 
 Earlier this month we published an article here and on Libertarian Republican from Michael Savage's website that proposed that the North Koreans torpedoed the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform in the gulf. We did publish a disclaimer that these views were not necessarily the views of The Right Guy Show and Libertarian Republican. I stated in my own opinion that occam's razor applies.

Then I got an email from Eric this week saying may be the North Korean's involvement wasn't too far fetched:

"Ya know, with confirmation that it was North Korea that sunk that South Korean ship, suddenly the N. Korea theory on BP isn't so far-fetched.  Care to do a follow-up?  I'm surprised I'm not seeing anyone now suggesting this"
You know Eric, you have a point. So just to stir up the pot, does anyone want to jump in on this again? Is it still a far fetched conspiracy theory or plausible now?

My own opinion is that occam's razor applies, meaning that the simplest and most reasonable explanation  is the right one, which is it just blew up. But you have to admit that this whole oil rig disaster has been a morbid comedy of errors where Obama now makes Bush look like an overbearing mother with his response to Katrina. It is a far comparison and Obama has failed miserably. Much worse than Bush ever has and with a 42% approval rating in less than a year and a half, he's heading down very quickly. 

So there you have it, or do you? With all the tensions with North Korea, would they be so bold? Tensions seems to be building in a post-Bush Obama world, with Israel on maneuvers, ratcheting it up with Iran, who with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is making nuclear deals with other mideast countries, North Korea sinking a South Korean Navy vessel, and now with South Korea and the US stopping all trade with NK and NK threatening war if anyone retaliates? We also have the continuing mess and morass in Afghanistan and even though Iraq is now secured, we still have bombings and violence. Will these seem like separate, isolated instances, there seems to be a synchronicity to it that may be it's not completely random. I wonder what Occam would think?

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Andre Traversa Presents Libertarian Politics Live: Guest John R. Lott - More Guns, Less Crime

In our first segment, at 8:00 p.m., we will be covering a couple of
lawsuits against orinances in Montgomery County, Md, and Baltimore, which target crisis pregnancy centers.

According to these ordinances, crisis pregnancy centers, which are pro-life charities, are required to post signs outside their doors stating that they don't provide aboriton services. this, of course, is a gross violation of their rights as private organizations.

Speaking against these laws will be two attorneys both of whoom serve as lead counself in each lawsuit.

Our first is Thomas Schetelich, representing the cpc's in Baltimore, and our second guest is Casey mattox with the Alliance Defense Fund, the lead attorney in te Montgomery County case. Even if you're not pro-life, this is a great opportunity for libertarians and social conservatives to work together.

Our next guest, during the second half, is noted author Dr. John R. Lott, who has
just come out with the third edition of his book, MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME,
and we are privieleged to have hm on to discuss it.

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Big Oil? Who was right: Me

Yesterday, I posted an article saying the reason for the lack of action on the part of the Obama regime was not because he was in bed with big oil as Palin asserted.

Today we see as reported at Gateway Pundit, that the democrats in congress want to quadruple the taxes on gas. I rest my case.

Sarah 0, Right Guy 1.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

The Pot Calling the Tea Kettle Black: Palin Accused Obama of Being in Bed with Big Oil

While Saracuda may have a point, it is almost laughable that she accuses Obama in bed with big oil. Alaska has plentiful oil and such that not only is there no income tax, but a refund from the income from oil. Alaska is big oil, which is fine with me.

"I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream mediaand by others if there's any connection with the contributions made topresident Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration," she told Fox News Sunday.
 And she is right. The Lamestream media is in fact ignoring the Obama Regime's role in this disaster. In fact, it's amazing that Bush drew brickbats for being a day late, Obama is at day 34 and has not done a damn thing.

Is he in bed with big oil?
According to Andrew Gully, More than 3.5 million dollars has been given to candidates by BP over the last 20 years, with the largest single donation, 77,051 dollars, going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Ok, So is there fire even where there is smoke? The Right Guy has another theory that conspiracy theory buffs will love. Try this on for size: Obama's reticence to do anything is to create a scapegoat of the oil companies, create a straw man argument that they are evil in an effort to further eco-terrorists agenda. Think I am wrong? Where are all the Eco-Weenies crying over the death of the spotted half-brown Louisiana turd bird? We really haven't heard from the eco-terror crowd as they want this to be bad so they can say we told you so and push their agenda. Obama is squarely behind them. The fact that they donated money to him is just foolishness on their part and probably has nothing to do with Obama's reluctance in action. What do you think? Let me know.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

James Gandolfini: Asshole


H/T Just a conservative girl


Another Res ipsa Loquitur in video. While he did apologize later, they guy seems like a cavone, and a stonato. Hey, Gandolfini, avete provato ad essere sfacime e riuscite. Sei Felice ora?

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Michelle Obama Admits That Barack Is From Kenya



Res Ipsa Loquitur?

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The Mexican Government Is Ridiculous

H/T Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

In what was supposed to be a visit Mexico ad and what may be construed as the latest attempt at point the finger, the Mexican Government ran an ad in The Arizona Republic. You can see the ad at left. First off, who wears woodland green camouflage in the desert? No wonder the Mexican Government is so bad at stopping the drug lords and their minions: The Mexican army can be seen miles away in plain sight. Secondly, anyone with a third grade education or better would know that the illegal immigration is pretty much in one direction. If someone gets a jonesing for a margarita and cerviche and wants to go to Cancún, Acapulco, or Puerto Vallarta, they will fly United Airlines or some other airline to get there. Furthermore, the drug trade generally flows in our direction as does the traffic of humans escaping the hopeless and feckless life of living south of the border.

At the very least, this is just an asinine attempt to poke fun at Arizona and SB1070, and at most a veiled threat to Americans traveling south of the border. Either way it's ridiculous, but it has Sheriff Joe's bowels in an uproar. Lets hope he keeps away from the refried beans for the next couple days. And Joe, take a break, please.

The bottom line this shows how feckless the Mexican Government is in not only creating an ad that makes any sense, but in taking care of their own problems, which usually is to do nothing. From the land where La Hermandad is an acceptable part of their government. Need I say more? Calderón, usted se ha demostrado ser un cabrón, un nabo y posiblemente un pajero. Capisce? Stonato.

I wish the Mexican government luck in their pursuit of getting more Americans to visit and catching American illegal aliens, but if they wish to solve the problem, the first thing they need to do is wear desert camo, the second is turn around and face the other way, that way they will see the future aliens heading their way. Either that, or offer a free margarita or two with some ceviche when Americans get to town. It can't hurt.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

In New Jersey, Need Trumps Ability: Why Christie Matters

With socialism, marxism, and collectivism, need always trump ability. If you do not believe me, look at the standard marxist statement: To eat according to their needs, from each according to their ability. This means that what is given from the government, which acts as a proxy by force, to those that can't or won't do. It also means, that by force, this proxy for bad ideas takes what is earned by those who not only can but want to. It's not a free will gift and it is taken without respect to the people that earned it, but rather as an unwanted obligation and a demand that they should be happy to do it.

The New Jersey legislature passed a tax hike on all those who make more than a million dollars a year. This adds up to 16,000 people out of 3.9 million. Who speaks for them? Obviously to the socialist controlled New Jersey legislature, no one should.

The bill passed along party lines, 46-32 and 23-17 in the assembly and senate respectively. In a moment of honesty, a socialist in the assembly shows their true colors:

“We’ve got a lot of people who can’t afford to pay their taxes” and need the rebates that the measure may restore, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said before the vote. “Six- hundred thousand older adults would be better off.”

There are a couple problems here. If people can't afford to pay their taxes, ask why? Why are they being taxed so high? If the answer is to pilfer those that have more money, it's irresponsible and thievery. Socialism is based on coveting and stealing. It never occurs to the dems to cut expenditures because they are bribing people with their own money. The 600,000 that are complaining of cuts to senior citizen programs are a sizable voting block where 16,000 are not. How is that for taxation without representation? Oliver should read her history to understand the consequences of such aberrant thinking.


Why Chris Christie matters is that he says he will veto this bill. The demo-socialists do not have the votes to override the veto. A good thing. Time for some fiscal responsibility and honesty.

“This is a defining moment -- it seems to me to be all about taxes, taxes and taxes,” Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce, a Republican from Parsippany, said during more than an hour of floor debate before the vote. Referring to Democrats, he said, “that’s all you guys do.”

And that is the truth. Socialists like to bribe people with their own money, and they do it as a bribe for votes. This is done to convert those that can to those that need. The more that need, the more votes the arbiters of socialism will get and thereby hold on to power. This is the path to becoming Farm Animals®. If you doubt me, look at another bit of honesty from a socialist that feels sacrifice is duty and who is also the high priest at the altar of sacrifice:

“I don’t have an issue with millionaires, I just have an issue with people not sharing in the sacrifice,” said Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat from West Deptford. “Those 16,000 people can help 600,000.”
What Sweeney isn't honest about is that the taxes he wants to steal from the 16,000 is to restore programs to bribe the 600,000. Sfacime.

It is a good thing to see a governor stand on proper rational principle and not emotion based straw man arguments and populism. He was elected to govern and govern from a position of responsibility, not of a tyrant that succors the hoi pelloi into a puerile stupor for the purpose of political hegemony. Its time to grow up.

This is why we need Chris Christie.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Landis, Armstrong and killing the yellow goose that lays the rotten egg

The termites are coming out of the woodwork, they are angry and they want to take Pinocchio down. In this case, the termites are Lance Armstrong, USA Cycling, International Cycling and the plethora of others that are the co-dependent delusional enablers to lying, cheating, and otherwise rectal-cranial inversion. Pinocchio is Floyd Landis.

I'll be clear here. I don't care so much if someone uses steroids of not. A person still has to work hard to get to that level. What I am against is the intellectual dishonesty that goes on in all sports where steroids are used and some forms of entertainment like Professional Wrestling. As with body building, there is no way someone 5'8-5'10 can weigh 300lbs, with single digit body fat and claim they are natural and any sane person should believe them. They are liars. They also help sell a lot of supplements that don't do a damn thing or don't produce the result that people are led to believe. It's about the money.

With Lance and Company, he too has a lot of endorsements and money at stake. Being honest will cost him, just as honesty cost Tiger Woods. It doesn't mean that some how they were entrapped or someone's trying to tarnish them. They do this to themselves and can blame no one else but themselves. In Landon's case, he is not blaming Armstrong, but revealing what is going on. Tough shit Lance.

What I would challenge all in sports that use performance enhancing drugs, is that if these drugs work, and by all measures they do, then why not come out and champion their use? Why not educate the public? Is sneaking around and cheating not to be discovered so honorable? Many people look up to all of you and you should and will be held to a higher standard. That higher standard calls for honesty and if taking these drugs is what it takes, then educate the public, and I would bet things would change for the better.

The flip side is that coming clean will also mean, other then the penalties that may arise, that they will have to compete clean or find impossible ways to cover their tracks. May be they won't be able to dope as effectively and in either case, their performance will go down, and with it, in their mind, their competitiveness. Again, it it works, if it is necessary, then sell us on it, educate us.

Unfortunately, sports athletes are feckless in that pursuit and don't even try. The only guy I have read that comes close is Will Brink, and he is a fitness guru, not a professional athlete.

What I find more despicable though, are the termites that come out to defend the obviously guilty, like a co-dependent enabling parent does when her baby gets arrested. Not my baby, he was a good boy. he just like to drink a little...Etc. Enough. It's time for athletes to come clean about this, even at their peril. In fact, if all of them did, it would be such a number that they couldn't penalize them all as the sport would cease to exist.

So does Landis deserve the brick bats he is getting? He did it, so he will take the heat. Unfortunately, Lance and Company don't have the stones he does. Instead they hide behind naive fans that do not want to believe the truth. It's time to grow up. Livehonest.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cheney Rebuked in Rand Paul Win

Rand Paul kicked Grayson's ass in the GOP senate primary in Kentucky, with 59% of the vote. It's a landslide. While I am happy as a clam and it is great news, one thing came to mind. The Tea Party has rebuked the mainline establishment GOP again in this latest primary.

In the senate primary in Utah, Mitt Romney campaigned strongly for Robert Bennett. Bennett lost soundly in spite of Romney's effort, a mormon republican in a mormon republican state. Romney's insider status was repudiated for a fresh Tea Party start.

With the primary election in Kentucky, Cheney campaigned for Grayson, as did other mainline republicans, like Gingrich, to no avail. Remember Gingrich was the same moron that supported Dee Dee Scozzafava against Doug Hoffman. How did that happen Mr. Potato Head? I will assert here that the populace, the Tea Party people, have repudiated Cheney as well. Darth Vader loses, and now shares a spot on the bench with the Sears® Mannequin.

Look for this trend to continue. Machine GOP will have to understand, just like incumbent democrats, that being the GOP default, being anointed by the party oligarchs, by being an incumbent does not guarantee a seat back at the table. And I want the rest of you cowboys to know something, there's a new sheriff in town. And his name is Tea Party. So y’all be cool. Right on.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Andre Traversa Presents Libertarian Politics Live: Guests Lex Green and Charles Kuck

The show will air tonight at 7:00pm-9:00pm. Call in at 1-646-915-9887.

Lex Green
The First Segment will feature Illinois Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Lex Green.

Second segment Charles Kuck, who is an immigration lawyer representing Jessica Colotl, a bright young Latino student whose parents brought her here illegally through no fault of her own. While he comes out strongly in support of the Arizona immigration law, Kuck gives some very strong arguments in favor of changing our immigration laws to prevent tragic cases like that of Jessica, who is in danger of being deported.. Host Andre Traversa, Co-Hosts, Jim Lagnese and Eric Dondero.


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Monday, May 17, 2010

Janet Napolitano Bullies The Little Man

H/T Will "Wild Bill" Donovan

Where is Memeo on this? I beat Drudge.

In what seems as a rash overzealous use of government force, Janet Napolitano is threatening a Vermont dairy farmer into selling his land. That's right.

Clement Rainville farms a family farm in Morses Line Vermont, a rural town on the border with Canada. In this bastion of border mayhem, the daily count of cars crossing the border might reach three cars. Napolitano and company want to abscond with 4.9 acres at a price of $39,500 for the whole of it. What a deal. And if Mr. Rainville refuses, the Bully from Arizona will use eminent domain to take what does not belong to her or any government.

According to Boston.com, Napolitano's or should I say Janet Incompetano's motives are such:
The Department of Homeland Security sees Morses Line as a weak link in the nation’s borders, attractive to terrorists trying to smuggle in lethal materials. The government is planning an estimated $8 million renovation here as part of a nationwide effort to secure border crossings.
This case truly cries out for the need to amend the constitution. When the founders wrote the third amendment, they should have included the prohibition of the government acquiring property through eminent domain. The use of which has allowed the government to acquire property at below market price, whether or not the owner wants to sell it in the first place. In some cases, the government has seized property for private concerns. What should be noted in the Kelo case, is that the majority was led by liberals on the bench, not conservatives who are usually lambasted for supporting profit and private enterprise. In fact, the conservative members of the court turned out to be the true liberals, upholding the natural right to own property, which in my view, is inviolate, insofar as legalities. So far as the person has not commits a crime with the property, it should not be taken through any means, even through due process. Still, the Rainville's aren't hopeful.
“They are trying to steamroll us,’’ said Brian Rainville, 36, a high school government and civics teacher whose grandfather bought the farm in 1946 and whose parents and two brothers run it now. “We have a buyer holding a gun to our head saying you have to sell or else.’’
And so it goes with the bullies from DC. I hope that someone from the ACLU, CATO or some other allegedly pro-liberties organization takes up Mr. Rainville's case. It cries out for justice.

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Pamela Geller on Huckabee, Fox News - Muslim Mosque to be built near Ground Zero

From Libertarian Republican:





Ayn Randist Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs guest appearance on Mike Huckabee's Fox News show, expressing opposition to the Muslim Mosque to be built 600 feet from the spot of the 9/11 attacks.

Geller takes the explicitly libertarian view: The government should not be involved forcing the Mosque out.  However, she implores the peaceful Muslim community to consider the pain and suffering such a Mosque built so close to the 9/11 site, would cause the victims and their families.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mama Grizzly Bear Is On The War Path

The Mama Grizzly Bear, Sarah Palin, was on the war path yesterday at a meeting of the NRA in Charlotte, North Carolina. Palin warned those in attendance that Obama wants to gut the second amendment. She also said that "Mama Grizzlies" will bring the GOP big wins in November.

In spite of Obama's anti-gun ownership beliefs, he has been distracted, so far, from enacting measures to limit second amendment rights. Issues like healthcare, cap and tax and amnesty have come to the fore and delayed Obama from acting against gun rights. Considering that November is fast approaching, time is nigh for him to do anything legislatively. That does not, however, prevent him from acting through bureaucrats and executive fiat. Remember, Obama excoriated rural americans that they cling to their bibles, guns and religion.

I do not think these comments have been forgotten and in the context of the 2010 and 2012 elections, these points must be driven home: That Obama is a fabian socialist and effete mountebank that wishes to transform america into a feckless European-like nation where the citizens are like Farm Animals®, and Obama is the messianic farmer that will care for his flock. Such narcissistic hubris is unbelievable, even in a politician. A despot for sure, and even Woody Allen wishes he was a dictator. You'd think a Jew would be leery of anyone being a dictator. How quickly we forget.

If Obama makes moves to throttle the second amendment, you can believe he will have several other tricks up his sleeve that will follow soon after. In fact, I have to say for the record, that I am shocked that the feds haven't jumped in after Arizona made carry, both open and concealed, practically ubiquitous with the new law. Don't take his silence as anything like defeat. Change is coming here too.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

More Privacy Issues From The Private Sector: Update

Update:
It seems not only was Google cataloguing SSIDs and MAC addresses, according to Google:

"It's now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open (i.e. non-password-protected) WiFi networks," Google Senior VP of Engineering and Research Alan Eustace said in a post on Google's official blog on Friday.

What total bullshit. Mistakenly? More likely they got caught and now Eric, Sergei, and Larry, the three stooges of Menlo Park have some explaining to do.

Google, the world's largest Internet search engine, did not specify what kind of data it collected, but a security expert said that email content and passwords for many users, as well as general Web surfing activity, could easily have been caught in Google's dragnet.

You know, knowing this now, I have to wonder why they couldn't work out a deal with China. It seems second nature for them to snoop on people, and I am sure China would have paid them well for it.

"As soon as we became aware of this problem, we grounded our Street View cars and segregated the data on our network, which we then disconnected to make it inaccessible," Google's Eustace said, noting that Google had "failed badly" in maintaining its users trust.

Really? What are you going to do about it? Give the people whose trust you've violate free gmail accounts?

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SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

More Privacy Issues From The Private Sector


More privacy issues in the private sector. Earlier in the week I commented onWellmark Blue Cross' non-smoking policy that extends to current employees off work activities.

Now we see that Google is logging people's MAC addresses and SSIDs in the process of doing Google Street Views.


Google's roving Street View spycam may blur your face, but it's got your number. The Street View service is under fire in Germany for scanning private WLAN networks, and recording users' unique Mac (Media Access Control) addresses, as the car trundles along.
Germany's Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Peter Schaar says he's "horrified" by the discovery.
"I am appalled… I call upon Google to delete previously unlawfully collected personal data on the wireless network immediately and stop the rides for Street View," according to German broadcaster ARD.
Spooks have long desired the ability to cross reference the Mac address of a user's connection with their real identity and virtual identity, such as their Gmail or Facebook account.
Other companies have logged broadcasting WLAN networks and published the information. By contrast Google has not published the WLAN map, or Street View in Germany; Google hopes to launch the service by the end of the year.


While some will say this information can be gotten by anyone in the area of networks with simple equipment, the key here is that it is being collected by an international firm with no oversight about how the information is used or even what gets collected. I have to wonder if comrade Brin and company have nefarious intentions. Remember, Google had been complicit with china in some of it's privacy practices or should I as violation thereof. Anything for a buck? Or is it sympathetic? Whatever the case Google comes across as a digital voyeur in the very least. I wouldn't trust them. Can you imagine a future where they will sell people's information to the highest bidder, who in turn wants to compromise someone's ambitions? It would make the cloak and dagger crap in DC much easier.

People used to complain that Microsoft was the dark force and evil. Right below our noses Google with it's friendly child-like multicolored corporate logo has positioned itself as the big brother of the future. Can we ever go back? Will we want to? Privacy has become an archaic word that seems to have lost it's original meaning.

Another company I wouldn't work for, for any amount of money.

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Sarah Palin Leads The Charge Of The Pink Elephants

Sarah Palin, speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List said that “emerging feminist coalition” will produce “a better America in this exceptional country” after the 2010 elections in what she said will become a remarkable tribute to the original feminism of the western frontier. 


Palin was the Keynote speaker at the “Celebration of Life Breakfast” of the Susan B. Anthony List, which is a pro-life organization. 


Palin continued:


“One action, one vote, one election, one American dream at a time,” ... bringing the crowd of more than 550 to their feet.


Palin compared the Susan B. Anthony List to the Tea Party encouraging the crowd that their endorsements would be important come November. 


Palin continued in her speech coining such phrases as “a stampede of pink elephants" and "Moms can be counted on to fight for their children’s future. Well, you don’t want to mess with mama grizzlies in Alaska. They rise up.”

One has to wonder where Palin is going with all of this. Obviously she has a strong pull in some demographics in spite of her negatives among others. You either hate her or love her. Some strategists see her too polarizing to be a serious candidate in 2012. If that were true, would she have stayed beyond her 15 minutes as she has done?


If there is any observation I can elucidate on, it's that Palin has a mind of her own, at times bull headed, and in spite of what some will advise, say or scorn, she will do what she wants to do. What does that mean? I have to think she's going to run 2012. I can't believe that she's putting all this energy into a process where she is only the warm up act for some Sears® Mannequin or the Tin Man. She clearly has more energy and drive than either put together and could easily paired with a half a dozen GOP candidates that could do well, some better than others. Question is, if she runs, who  runs on the top of the ticket, and who on the bottom (How about running with Gov. Christie?)? 


There's plenty of time for this to fall together, so in the mean time, expect the mama grizzly to lead the pink elephants to victory in 2012. At this point, she isn't going away, and she shouldn't. 


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Gov. Christie Tell It Like It Is



I had always wished Bush would have done this, but W tried to be the nice guy too often. It is refreshing honesty and would be in any political age. Politicians do look for an escape hatch, plausible deniability (Remember Clinton?), or just a way to be right more than one way. Sometimes we forget that New Jersey is the state that brought us Lautenberg, McGreevy, Torricelli, and Corzine.  Get this guy a lap band and he'll be dangerous. Trust me. 2012 isn't that far away.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kagan Anti-Gun

Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan is not supportive of second amendment rights. Kagan has said that “Once again, there is no question, after Heller, that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms and that this right, like others in the Constitution, provides strong although not unlimited protection against governmental regulation.”

This is not surprising. "As a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk in 1987 that she was “not sympathetic” toward a man who contended that his constitutional rights were violated when he was convicted for carrying an unlicensed pistol."

On it's face, it would seem she is supportive and middle of the road, but it also points out that she believes that government has a role in abrogating individual, natural rights.  Like most lawyers, she's a legal positivist, "There is no inherent or necessary connection between the validity conditions of law and ethics or morality". This is troubling, and probably why our government and others are so screwed up. The law has no higher purpose than itself or the politicians that write the laws. With such an outlook, any law could be valid. On the other hand, it doesn't seem she thinks natural rights are inviolate.

I haven't commented on Kagan at all because of what I believe would be the normal controversy surrounding any SCOTUS nominee. One side excoriates the nominee as the anti-christ while the other side plays the victim and pulls various cards of victimhood out of their bag to marginalize the attacks. It's as predictable as a spaghetti western.

The innuendos about her sexuality are specious. It doesn't matter and it shouldn't matter. Her not serving as a judge also is not something new. We have in fact had a president become a supreme court justice and not only that, but chief justice, and he had at most, 4 years as a judge. He was president for longer.

Kagan obviously has the pedigree. Princeton, Oxford, Harvard. President of Harvard Law. Solicitor General. One could certainly argue fairly easily that she's a far more qualified choice than Harriet Meyers. Even I could do that, with a clear conscience no less. Her positions worry me though, considering the administrations she has worked for, and the work she has done for them. You can research this for yourself.

The bottom line is that she is replacing John Paul Stevens, and it is doubtful that she will be any further left than he is, if that matters. Left and right fail to fully describe possibilities, and I prefer authoritarian versus libertarian. Obviously she believes the government has a right to moderate and control individual rights, particularly natural rights. To what extent? This is troubling. Still, since she is replacing someone on the left, somewhat authoritarian, it's a swap like for like and our energies, as vanguards for natural rights and liberties, should be placed on issues that will make a difference and not be a distraction and mud hole to get mired in. Like the birther non-sense, such fights as these serve nothing other than to make Obama and Co. look good. Why feed the insanity?

Right now the fight is to replace member of the house and senate with libertarian candidates (I say this philosophically, not in terms of political parties), and then focus on maintaining that in 2012 while supplanting Obama with someone who is also libertarian as well. Without this strategy, Obama wins, as nothing he has accomplished can be repealed. The other thing is, whoever else from the supreme court that retires next, we will need a senate that can moderate the process if under Obama or expeditiously push through our own under a new and libertarian president.

The future awaits, lets do the right thing.

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PS, The Right Guy is recovering from knee surgery as he writes this and let's hope the pain meds haven't clouded his judgement. :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Il Duce Bloomberg Wants British Style Big Brother

Il Duce Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants British style big brother for New York City.

The Mayor travelled to London to talk to  the police chief there and to see how the over 500,000 camera's they have work. That's right, over half a million cameras in London alone. In fact, an average person can be filmed 300 times in a single day.

According to CBS News, "since the Times Square car bomb scare on May 1, the mayor's been looking to build up New York's camera network.


That means adding to the ring of steel in Times Square, similar to central London's. The mayor said more NYPD surveillance cameras may prevent another terror scare."

The story continues:

Cameras record the license plate of every single car that enters the capital. Yet it didn't stop terrorists from planting a car bomb outside this downtown nightclub three years ago. It failed to go off.


Of course the logic of the left is to double down when driving over the cliff. This is nothing new to Bloomberg, who loves to grab power and use his authority to create his metropolitan utopia. While the Farm Animals® across the pond may be ok with it, I would hope New Yorkers are a different breed. We used to be. Then again, it's nearly impossible to legally own a pistol in NYC, so may be barn isn't that far off for my 21st century brethren. God help them with such hypocrites in Gracie Mansion. It's times like these that I pine for not only Rudy or Mayor Ed, but even Dinkins sounds halfway reasonable.



Yes We do.


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