Saturday, February 28, 2009


Yes, I know I used that title line before, but it remains as true as ever. Today, for the benefit of those of us who were unfortunate enough to have been indoctrinated in publik skools and "informed" by the Mainstream Media, we will review a bit of American history.

Let's go back to those halcyon days of the Carter Administration, when a left-wing weenie non-messiah vowed to cure America's "malaise". At least when he wasn't busy being attacked by giant swimming killer rabbits.

Making mortal sacrifices on the liberal altar of "human rights" Jimmy punished American grain farmers and Olympic athletes for Soviet transgressions and then turned Rhodesia, "The Breadbasket of Africa", into Zimbabwe, "The Hell-hole of the World." Trying to play nice with the Iranian jihadists (like Barack is now, sending them fuzzy touchy-feely letters of love and kindness, dealing from a position of weakness rather than strength), "Peace in our Time" Carter got us bitch-slapped with the Hostage Crisis. And he gave away the Panama Canal.

On the home-front, things were just as depressing with the horrendous gas lines and shortages. Somebody shot porn king Larry Flynt...twice...with a .44 Magnum and he didn't die. The Bee Gees were at the top of the disco charts and Dallas was on TV and Star Trek the movie came out and...oh, the humanity! The horror! I can't go on!

But then Jimmy's sheer ineptitude gave us eight years of Reagan, so it turned out alright after awhile. And not even Jimmy wanted to give $900,000,000 U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas, like Barry S does. And, if Jimmy the Incompetent is still worried about his legacy, Obama is gonna make him look like a super genius in less than four years.

Anyhooo, one of the Jimbo's many great ideas was the creation of a little old entity known as the Department of Energy. Today, this agency has morphed into a monstrosity that runs an annual budget in excess of $24 billion per year, employs 16,000 government drones and hacks, and approximately 100,000 contracted employees. They've been working hard at their mission for better than three decades now.

OK, show of hands. Why was this agency created. Does anybody remember? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

That's right. It was created to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. And what a great job they've done at that. Let's give 'em a big hand, ladies and gentlemen! WHOO-HOO!

That, boys and girls, is how government works, in a nutshell. No matter how good an idea might sound in the beginning, giving the problem to government to solve is, like P.J. O'Rorke says, like giving car keys and whiskey to teenage boys.

A government agency will NEVER EVER SOLVE ANY PROBLEM. Period. If they did, then they would be out of a job and have to go out and find real work that might actually expose them to such nasties as labor, competition, and productivity. Instead, they will "manage" the problem until the Second Coming (no Barack, is not the Second Coming), and even after that if they think they can get away with it.

Plus, most government agencies are hopelessly redundant, redundant, redundant, with many different entities working (unsuccessfully and expensively and without any coordination) on the same projects.

For instance? There are 342 different "economic development" programs, 130 separate Federal programs for "at-risk" youth, 45 different agencies conducting federal criminal investigations, 23 agencies for delivering aid to former Soviet republics, and 12 different food safety organizations which, in case you didn't notice, haven't been keeping our food all that safe lately anyway.

So, call me a kook, but I think it's a bad idea to have the government taking over the banking industry and the auto industry and the health care industry and I don't know what all. Once in place, such agencies would never be removed for any reason, would never solve a single problem, and would become just another bottomless pit to shovel money into.

But hey, why not? They're spending your money, not their own money, so it's no big deal to The Powers That Be. Better break out the Vaseline; they're gonna "help" us some more.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Sorry to repeat a photo, but today's news makes it appropriate once again, due to the following story.

A recent Harris Poll, which did not give the respondents any official choices, asked some 2,634 Americans to spontaneously answer a question off the top of their heads. The question was who was/is the person they admire most and/or consider the most influential in history. The false Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, came in first place, surpassing the real Messiah, Jesus Christ, at number 2.

Yes, that's right folks, a large portion of our informed electorate thinks the Big O, who, when it comes right down to it, has accomplished absolutely nothing other than looking good and speaking well, is more important to mankind than the Son of God and our Lord and Savior. And to think I used to laugh at people who said Obama could be an anti-Christ. Okay boys and girls, let's give it another 2,000 years and ask this question again.

Moving on to the Republikrat side of the fence, it wasn't enough for the RNC to pick left-leaning anti-gun weenie Michael (Hey everybody! Look at our token black!) Steele to alienate the Gun Nut Vote. Now they have kooks like Jamie Ensley tyring to shove the Religious Right out the door as well.

Leader of a faction of GOP homosexuals known as the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, Jamie Ensley peed on Steele's leg recently in regards to party platform ideals. The Christian group Americans for Truth was urging the RNC to rebuild its conservative base via a pro-traditional marriage stance. The tolerant and inclusive lefty Ensley called them "terrorists" and compared them to the Nazis.
Ensley added that Republikrats should endorse a provision in the stimulus package that would make anything a Christian says a hate-crime and would provide funding for cattle cars. "When we send them to the camps, that will show those darn Nazis how intolerant they are!" Ensley said.

Chairman Steele commented, "We here at the RNC are doing our best to ensure that the 2012 elections will be a fiasco on par with Pearl Harbor and Dieppe for the Republicans! We encourage participation from all GOP members, as long as that participation amounts to sending us lots more money, shutting up, and toeing the line."
Um, the GOP is different from the Liberals just how again? Keep on grabbin' that electrified cupcake there, Bart Simpson.

In a glimmer of hope a Mainstream Media reporter, CNBC's soon-to-be out-of-work Rick Santelli, rather than any member of the GOP, forcefully and hilariously called the Big O and his minions out on some of the "stimulus". In my condensed version, basically he just told the truth that Barry S's anti-foreclosure plan does nothing more than transfer wealth in a manner which punishes achievers and rewards deadbeats.
And, of course, it will be about as effective as trying to raise the water level in the shallow end of the swimming pool by bailing it out of the deep end.

Blasphemously, Santelli even suggested that We the People be allowed to participate in the law-making process! "How about this, Mr. President and new administration. Why don’t you put up a website to have people vote on the Internet as a referendum to see if we really want to subsidize the losers mortgages? Or would they like to at least buy buy cars, buy a house that is in foreclosure … give it to people who might have a chance to actually prosper down the road and reward people that can carry the water instead of drink the water?"

Ask the opinion of the taxpayers? Outrageous! That's crazy talk! What next? Taxation with representation?!?! Look for Santelli to soon tie himself to a chair and shoot himself in the back of the head in remorse for his statements.

Immediately, the Whitehouse responded with a vicious hissy fit. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stamped his foot, stuck out his tongue, and called Santelli, "a big meanie!"

Invoking the ghost of Joseph McCarthy, Gibbs waved around a piece of paper that appeared to have something written on it. "Mr. Poopy-Pants Santelli should download this 3 paragraph synopisis of our brilliant plan from the Whitehouse web site. We have lots of other vital, important, trustworthy down-loads on there, like back issues of Pravda, an old press release from Joseph Goebbells, and a valuable offer concerning an investment that will increase your money twentyfold, and all you have to do is send a Nigerian prince $2000! Oh, and Santelli, nyah-nyah, you suck!"

The President could not be reached for comment, as he is reported to be busy healing lepers and turning water into wine.

Friday, February 20, 2009



The times we live in are getting too interesting for me these days. I wasn't like those guys down in Cody, WY buying 10,000-round pallets of 7.62x39 when Clinton got elected. Y2K didn't scare me. 9/11 didn't send me scampering for the foxhole. But, if left unchecked, things now seem to be on the verge of spiralling completely out of control. We'll even skip all the financial chaos, like the U.S. national debt now surpassing the GNP of THE ENTIRE WORLD, (plenty of Republikrat priming and help on that one) to keep this under 200 pages.

Let's see what else we have floating around. In the collapsing ruins of the First Amendment, in addition to the "Fairness" Doctrine once more trying to rear its ugly head, we have a man in Oklahoma who had the audacity to put a sign in the back window of his car that read, "Abort Obama, Not The Unborn". A local police officer pulled him over, confiscated the sign, and contacted the Secret Service, who came to the man's home and requested to do a walk-through to make sure he did not belong to any ""hate groups". Give 'em time; the definition of hate group will soon include being a member of the NRA or the Constitution Party.

Also in First Amendment news, in a public speaking class in a Los Angeles (go figure) college, a student speaking on traditional marriage used two Bible quotes to define traditional marriage. The liberal professor, just oozing out of the liberal left's "big tent" of tolerance and diversity, stopped the speech, called the student a "fascist *******", and dismissed the class.

Exercising his right not to speak, nor to let anyone else speak, Barack Hussein Obama unleashed a snarling pack of high-power and highly paid lawyers upon anyone who dares question the Great & Powerful O. Any and all lawsuits and subpoenas, they say, regarding Barry's birth certificate, passport, and college records should be immediately thrown out and anyone who even tries to discover these things should be subject to heavy fines. Methinks they doth protest too much.

Hey, wasn't Sarah Palin's passport a big deal for awhile with the media snarling about it and she had to produce and show it? Not a peep from the Drive-bys on Barry, who went to school in Indonesia as Barry Sotero and traveled and stayed in Pakistan when American citizens were not allowed to do so. But, with our media watchdog groveling at and licking the feet of their master Barry, such issues will never see the light of day.

One last 1st Amendment issue and we'll call it a day. It's not nearly as bad as Dutch Muslims seeking to kill anyone who draws a cartoon of anything Islam, but Reverend Al Sharpton and the usual suspects are throwing a hissy fit over an AP cartoon in the New York Post that pokes fun at Travis the Chimp and the idiocracy of the Porkulus Bill. I think they give the Porkulus Bill too much credit in that anything as intelligent as a chimp could have written it. As Edward Abbey once said, "The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny." Boy, do the lunatics running the asylum hate wit.

Looks like we're out of time to even start on the 2nd Amendment issues, such as the good old ACORN voter fraud machine rearing its corrupt and ugly head into the new arena of harassing and narcing on gun owners. Or the issue of the O and his minions schmoozing Mexico over Canada's protests while the new AG goes after Sheriff Joe Arpio for busting illegals instead. Or the big O being AWOL in the war on terror, and weak on defense, making North Korea and Iran start sniffing for blood in the water and rattle their nuclear sabers. Or...gaaakkkk...must stop...blood pressure too high...

I do so hate living in these interesting times.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Don't ask me why, but every year we have us a winter campout out here in the high wild mountains of Montana, way up where the billy goats screw the eagles. This year, we better than doubled last year's attendance, soaring from 2 to 5 individuals, all slogging around in the snow and making manly grunting noises and shooting guns. Which, I'm sure, some liberal somewhere wishes he/she/it could outlaw altogether.

I rented a small log cabin with a wood-burning stove as our "basecamp". The original intention was to build snow shelters and do all that cool winter survival type stuff, only using the cabin as a safe retreat if our toes started to turn blue and break off.

Unfortunately, winter did not cooperate with the winter campout. We've been having unseasonably warm and sunny weather for about two weeks now, and most of our snow is gone. In the open, there was still enough white stuff to make walking without skis or snowshoes exhausting, but in the dark timber the combination of the green trees and the sun had melted everything down to bare pine duff. For those of you on the East Coast, who are arrogant experts on all things Rocky Mountain even though you've never had your feet off pavement in your life, it's hard to dig a snow cave in pine duff. So we just stayed in the cabin.

We made do. We did do quite a bit of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In between the stands of timber, you would posthole into the snow down to your crotch with every step without such aids. I showed the proper method of using the wrong ski wax, and the resulting crash & burn method of locomotion that results from it. I was going to demonstrate flashing through the the woods on skis, mowing down Russians with a Suomi and blowing up their tanks with Molotovs, but we were short on Russians, tanks, Suomis, and Molotovs. And good skiers, too, as far as that goes.

The temps were still getting down around zero at night, so we even found an ice crust we could cross the creek upon. Which was good, as I was not going to practice my stream fording technique in such temperatures, unless perhaps I was being pursued by Janet Reno with lust in her eyes. I did practice my Dutch oven cooking, which is getting pretty good, so we all ended up as fat as ticks.

Just to celebrate the few remaining months of freedom, and to irritate any nearby liberals (I don't think there were any closer than the People's Republik of Missoula, a two-hour drive away) we played with our guns, too. AR's and AK's and M1A's and an Enfield, oh my. We shot the Appleseed and hung up a steel gong that we could "ring" with the rifles, at least until it fell ouf of the tree it was hanging in. Lucky for the forest creatures, no hunting seasons were open, or we would have added them to the Dutch oven fare.

Most amazing to me was one of our political discussions. I mean, here's this gathering of red-blooded Heartland males clinging bitterly to their guns and God, and there is unversal agreement that we would rather have Hillary than Obama...or the Whitehouse.

Well, we all know Obama is a dangerous idiotic socialist demogouge, but even so the comments in support of a President Hillary were interesting, although not exactly in the cheerleader range of endorsement. "She has more balls than McCain." "Better to be stabbed in the front than in the back." "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't."

At any rate, here is a short video I took of our mountainous winter adventures.

I sure hope everyone present had a great time this winter. By this time next year, we may get bombed by the Obama Royal Air Force if we try to have another such a get-together.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Gun Nut Roundup February '09

Anti-Gun, Moderate, Douche Bag To Head RNC

If there is one litmus test as to whether someone is on our side or not, it is the debate over so-called “assault weapons.” If someone says that assault weapons (however that is defined that day) should be outlawed because they have no “legitimate” sporting use, then that person doesn’t understand the true meaning of the Second Amendment, no matter how much they may mouth platitudes about supporting it. The newly-elected chairman of the Republican Nat’l Committee, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele is one such person.

In 2006 he said: “Society should draw lines. What do you need an assault weapon for, if you’re going hunting? That’s overkill. But I don’t think that means you go to a total ban for those who want to use gun for skeet shooting or hunting or things like that.”

Firstly, “overkill?” In most states that allow deer hunting with a rifle, you wouldn’t be able to use an “assault weapon” such as an AR-15 because they are too underpowered to ensure a clean kill. Some so-called assault weapons fire 9mm pistol ammunition which the FBI and police departments around the country have abandoned because it can’t reliably drop bad guys.

Secondly, the Second Amendment isn’t about “skeet shooting or hunting or things like that,” Mikey! It’s about shooting Red Coats, bandits, charging cougars, and usurping tyrants.
This is just further evidence that GOP plans to continue to shoot itself in the foot with gun owners… just as soon as it figures out how to get its John McCain-imposed safety lock off.

Anti-Gun Cheddarhead Shows Zero Sense

A teacher from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin has been placed on administrative leave (suspension). What was teacher Betsy Ramsdale’s crime? She had a picture taken of herself holding her gun. No, it wasn’t at school and she wasn’t pointing it at a student’s head or something. It was just a picture that she posted on the private “social networking” site called Facebook.

A “concerned” co-worker saw the picture on Facebook and ratted Ms. Ramsdale out to school officials. While it’s unclear what rule, if any, Betsy broke, the school’s superintendent Donald Childs said that the photo “appears to be poor judgment."

Superintendent Childs’ email address is and his work phone number is (920)885-7470, ext. 1111 if you’d care to discuss “poor judgment” with him.

Castle Doctrine Coming To Iowa?

House File 86 “An Act relating to the justifiable use of reasonable force,” has been introduced in the Iowa General Assembly. Under current law, Iowans have a duty to flee from criminal attack before being “justified” to use deadly force outside their home. The proposed law would specify that “a person has no duty to retreat, and has the right to stand the person's ground, and meet force with force, if the person believes reasonable force, including deadly force, is necessary under the circumstances to prevent death or serious injury to oneself or a third party, or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.”

You can find your Iowa state representative here, to urge them to support HF 86.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stimulus Bill: Worse Than It Looks

Excerpted from "Keeping Our Eyes on the Real Ball" by Michael G. Franc on National Review Online:

"Over the last three weeks the policy experts at my institution, the Heritage Foundation, have published dozens of biting critiques of literally every aspect of the House and Senate versions of this legislative monstrosity. They agree on one thing: Under the guise of stimulating the economy, this one bill contains a generation’s worth of liberal policymaking, an entire Great Society-scale agenda, one that advances the liberals’ view of man and his relationship to government enough to cause LBJ himself to turn red with envy.

"The pork and the overall spending are every bit as bad as the critics say, but in the long run, they are mere distractions. The real damage comes from other, less noticed provisions in the bills.

"The House and/or Senate stimulus bills would undo the 1996 welfare reforms, explode entitlement spending by a cool quarter trillion dollars, lay the groundwork for the federal government’s takeover of our health care system, double Uncle Sam’s already overbearing role in education, require taxpayers to pick up the bail tab for potentially dangerous felons, allow unemployed Wall Street executives to qualify for Medicaid, and reignite the fires of trade protectionism, thereby risking a global trade war.

"Not bad for the first month of unified liberal rule in Washington, eh?"

Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Harrison Bergeron, a short story by Kurt Vonnegut, has long been a favorite of mine. It was one of maybe about 2-3 things I read in college that actually stuck with me. Recently I stumbled across the story on-line, enjoyed it anew, and thought I would pass it along.

It reminds me very much of Obama and the other Socialists' goal of trickle-up poverty, making everyone equal by dragging everyone down rather than lifting everyone up. In Harrison Bergeron Vonnegut humorously and wickedly satirizes the eventual "unintended consequences" of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and all the other politically correct pogroms being forced down our throats. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We all know, or should know, Social Security has essentially never been anything more than a Ponzi scheme to begin with. Social Security could have inspired Bernie Madoff; his only mistake was that his rip-offs did not go into the coffers of a bloated government. The way Social Security was set up, it could never have worked in the long run anyway as more people were paid out and fewer and fewer people paid in. Any actual funds in the Social Security kitty have been raided and pissed away by greedy Congresscirtters decades ago.

So, since that hole's dried up, Democratic Congressmen Gary Ackerman of New York, thinks it's time to raid public pension funds as well, and use them help prop up the nation's banks. Hey, Gary, in case you hadn't noticed those banks have already had billions of taxpayer dollars shoveled into them. And it did little good. And your past actions have shown, as P.J. O'Rorke says, that "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." And, of course, it's not your bloody money. But that's never stopped them before.

“Some of us are getting tired of writing checks with public money” and seeing no results, Mr. Ackerman said.

Gary-boy, some of us are getting really tired of seeing you write checks with our money and seeing no results.

But they (pension funds) do not need all of their assets immediately, because their time horizon for paying benefits is decades long.

Hey, Dipstick, that was the reasoning you clowns used to rape Social Security and look how well that worked. Maybe you should start paying one looted fund back before your rob another one.

“Sometimes, you have to do things to benefit people who didn’t behave so well,” Mr. Ackerman said.

Spoken like a true Socialist, Asserman. Why don't you use your money to prop up the banks? Oh, I forgot, if you're like half of Oabama's cabinet, you don't pay your taxes anyway so there's no money there to monkey with. If, like our presidential candidates this last go-round indicated, these type of Congresscritters are the "best and brightest" this country can cough up, we are indeed doomed.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


As mentioned awhile back in a couple of posts, a few of the States of the Union have been re-discovering the 9th and 10th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and their own States' rights. Well, it would seem as though more and more States are getting the idea. The list of States with pending resolutions re-declaring their Constitutional Sovereignty has been growing rapidly of late.

We already had Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington last time we posted on this. Now, some folks are predicting that more will jump on the bandwagon to include Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.

It is indeed a wonderful movement, but does it actually mean anything? I really doubt many of these States, especially Michigan and Washington, have suddenly re-discovered the U.S. Constitution. I suspect the main reason behind the move is that too many States are tumbling further into debt paying for un-funded Federal mandates foisted upon them by Uncle Sugar. Still, it's a start.

It would be truly extraordinary if even a couple of states finally told to go piss up a rope. The big argument why this could never happen is that "the Feds will just cut off the funds". Well then, the States and their citizens could just stop paying the danged Federal taxes, and be just as well off. Additionally, this would leave the State's citizens with a heckuva lot more money in their pockets to spend and contribute to the local economy. Turn the Interstates into toll roads to pay for highway funding. Lower taxes and reduce onerous regulations to attract new businesses.

Such an act would have the potential effect of attracting, in swarms, the most productive people in the country; companies, manufacturers, and businesses seeking to do business unshackled by a crippling load of Federal regulations, restrictions and taxes, innovative entrepreneurs, and freedom-loving independently-minded folks. The Hank Reardons and Dangy Taggarts would be moving in; the looters and parasites would be leaving in search of greener pastures.

Alas, it is just a pipe dream. The benefits would no doubt be out-weighed by the cost of urgent infrastructure repairs required to patch up the bomb craters and extinguish the napalm fires. If someone actually had the guts to fire on Fort Sumter again, Barack "Abe" Obama would find a whole passel of new Shermans, all of whom swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of these United States, to raze the recalcitrant subjects.

As for the porkulis, er, I mean stimulus package, our old buddy Ron Paul recently weighed in on the subject. Never one to pull his punches, as well as blasting the Obamination and his spend-o-holic minions, he goes after the limp-wristed RINOs and Republikrats. The remaining few who survived the '08 Conservative purges have suddenly and belatedly remembered that smaller government and less spending are supposed to be major planks of the GOP platform.

"It is like they're born-again budget conservatives," Paul said. "Where were we in the past eight years, when we could have done something? And you see our last eight years that has set this situation up. So we can't blame the Democrats for the conditions we have."

I suspect nothing will really change. We will continue on down the slippery slope to socialism, printing and spewing borrowed money, developing momentum for a slow-motion train wreck. Anybody have directions to Galt's Gulch?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Word From Our Sponsors


It would seem that a lovely trend is starting to develop. More and more states are lining up to re-discover the 10th Amendment. You know, the one they don't teach you about in school and the one the ACLU wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole. Well, the one other than the 2nd Amendment that falls into that category.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Roughly translated, that means about three quarters of's social engineering programs and mandates foisted upon the States are unconstitutional.

It would seem that lately, as and its lust for money and power spirals out of control, a few States are rediscovering the 10th Amendment. I'm pleased to say Montana helped to lead the way with Governor Brian Schweitzer basically telling Obergruppenfuhrer Chertov to kiss his butt on Real ID. There were also strong rumblings from the governor and senators about a possible negative decision in Heller rendering Montana's "contract" with null and void because our own State Constitution makes the right to keep and bear arms an individual right. Now there's a bill, and only a bill at this stage, exempting firearms made in Montana from odious federal regulation.

Joining in the fun now are the states of New Hampshire, Arizona, Oklahoma, Washington, and Missouri. Imagine that. States declaring their sovereignty! Following the United States Constitution. What a concept!

Moving from the encouraging to the hilarious category, House Speaker Nancy "Dumber than Dirt" Pelosi, showing her true colors and extremely low IQ, explains that without immediately passing the new bloated pork stimulus bill, "500,000,000 Americans will lose their jobs!" Check the census and get back to us on that one, Nancy.


Remember when it was a big deal whether or not Bill Clinton "inhaled"? God, I miss him. Anyway, in one of his umpteenth autobiographies, (probably written by Bill Ayers) Obama pretty much admitted to spending a couple of years of high school snorting coke and stoned to the bejeebers.

Now his half brother George Hussein Onyango Obama, the one who lives in abject poverty in a hut in Kenya (how 'bout spreading a little of your own wealth there, Barry) has been busted for pot.

You won't see it mentioned in any American MSM source, and I agree it's no big deal. However, just think if it were some relative of Sarah Palin's. The media would be all over it like flies on hog crap, treating it like the Crime of the Century.

In fact, if not for the foreign press, we would not even know that Barry had a half-brother living in a hut in Kenya. Without the blogosphere and talk radio finding and breaking stories, we wouldn't know about his illegal alien aunt (also living in poverty), Bill Ayers, Jerimiah Wright, Tony Rezko, Frank Davis, the Barry Soetoro thing, or any of the other minor scandals. In fact, I'll bet most people don't know about half of the associations above.

If they don't report it, it didn't happen. That's the MSM's dirty little secret. What they don't report is probably more important than what they do, kind of like the days of Pravda in the old Soviet Union. No wonder the Drive-by Media detests and is so fearful of alternate news sources. How dare they challenge the monopoly?!?!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all"

Tom Daschle 1998

Tom Daschle has always been a weasel but now he has shown us what a true hypocrite he is. The former South Dakota Senator (what the hell were you people in SD thinking?!?!?) has now joined the ranks of the tax cheats lining up to be part of Big O's administration. Apparently cheating on your taxes is some kind of litmus test to be in on the deal. Don't they know, according to Joe Biden, that they're unpatriotic for not paying their taxes?

Thus far, the line-up includes Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, and, my favorite, Timothy Geithner. The first two have had to slink away back into the darkness from whence they sprang after being caught red-handed, but not Geithner. After "forgetting" to pay his taxes while self-employed for FOUR YEARS he is still Messiah Junior, the only rocket scientist ingenious enough to fix the crashing economy as Treasury Secretary, even if he can't fill out a standard IRS form.

When Geithner's "error" came to light, the Obama camp immediately tossed out the talking points ,"Just a common mistake, everybody does it, happens all the time." Literally within minutes, the Watchdog Press was lapping this up and regurgitating it on every TV, radio, and print outlet. As punishment for his crimes, Geithner was confirmed as Secretary of Treasury.

I shouldn't have to remind anyone here what would happen if John Q. Public were to "forget" to file his taxes for a few years or make some other "common mistake". Interest, penalties, and fines calculated by the IRS rack the original "mistake" up to several times its original number, and he or she is threatened with confiscation of everything they own and even jail/prison time. But when a big-shot Democrat gets caught with his/her paw in the cookie jar, it's no big deal. I mean, hey, it was just a mistake, right?

So, hat's off to another Texan, Congressman John Carter (R), who has introduced what he's calling the Rangel Bill. If you recall, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D)-NY, the guy who helps WRITE THE NATION'S TAX LAWS, also made a common mistake and "forgot" to report ten grand or so in taxes. While Chuck had to pay back the $10,000 he stiffed us for (when he finally got caught), there were no penalties, fines, or interest figures attached.

Carter's bill says, in effect, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If political big shots get out of paying all those IRS fines, penalties and interest, then John Q. Citizen should not have to either.

Carter wrote Rangel: "As Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I believe you set an example for all American taxpayers in your dealings with the IRS, and that you must do so in a way that enforces blind justice without regard to wealth or status."

In what should win him an Oscar for Best Actor, Rangel spokesperson Emile Milne somehow managed to keep a straight face when responding, "This legislation is unnecessary. All taxpayers currently receive equal treatment under the law."

BWAHAHAHA! Stop! Please stop! HAR-HAR! Oh, my aching sides!

As Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Seems the O's minions have no problem spending your money, but by gum don't expect them to spend theirs.
But I still believe in hope and change. I hope that I won't have to pay my taxes either.