Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gun Nut Roundup June '09

23 State Attorneys General Oppose "Assault Weapons" Ban

In April, Ben and Bawb's Blog reported that 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stating their opposition to renewing the ban on so-called "assault weapons." Now A.G. Holder, a vocal supporter of reinstating the ban, has received a letter signed by the attorneys general of 23 states.

The letter stated, "As the states' top law enforcement officials, we share the Obama Administration's commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans' access to certain semi-automatic firearms will resolve any of these problems."

States whose attorney general signed the document are: Arkansas –Alabama -Colorado -Florida-Georgia -Idaho -Kansas -Kentucky -Louisiana -Michigan-Missouri -Montana-Oklahoma-Nebraska-Nevada-New Hampshire-North Dakota -South Carolina -South Dakota-Texas -Utah -Wisconsin–Wyoming

Fed Goons Hitting Border State Gun Owners

The National Rifle Association-Institute For Legislative Action has reported receiving complaints from its members in U.S./Mexico border states of being visited by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) agents. According to NRA-ILA, "the agents were making inquiries based on the number of firearms these NRA members had recently bought, and in some cases the agents said they were asking because the members had bought types of guns that are frequently recovered in Mexico."

Following the Obama playbook, the BATFE appears to be using Mexico's rampant drug crime as an excuse to harass American gun owners. As we also reported in April, most Mexican crime guns do NOT come from the American civilian market. Regardless, gun buyers should not be harassed for buying items that they may legally purchase.

July 4th Begins Firearms "National Training Week"

According to the July 1 edition of Gun Week, citizens are urged to celebrate both the Fourth and "National Training Week," wherein folks are "encouraged to visit gun ranges and enjoy the shooting sports." Gun range and gun shop operators are encouraged to promote the event and offer specials to attract new shooters. The event runs July4-11.

National Training Week has been endorsed by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the Firearms Coalition, Americans for Tax Reform, Gun Owners of America, and the Appleseed Project.

See you at the range!


For those of you who may have attended one of the indoctrination centers that pass for public schools in this country, there was once a very important dead white guy named Thomas Jefferson who helped found our nation. He wrote a document called the Declaration of Independence. This document was signed on July 4, 1776, resulting in the modern holiday in which children tentatively light off ash-producing pellets called "snakes" because everything else has been outlawed and the male adults drink copious amounts of beer and severely sunburn their bellies while out on the lake in needlessly large and overly powerful boats purchased on credit.

This is how we honor the Declaration of Independence, a document that enumerated the abuses that the English crown, through the governmental authorities of the time, forced upon the citizens of the American Colonies. We were already at war with Great Britain when the Declaration was signed; it merely listed the grievances that had caused us to go to war.

One of the most famous objections against the ruling English monarchy and Parliament way back then was: "For imposing taxes on us without our Consent." Today, if it is ever mentioned, it is more commonly phrased "Taxation without representation". In 1775, such was enough cause to grab your trusty flintlock and go out to shoot some Redcoats.

In these enlightened times, when one actually works for the government from January to June when all the taxes, big and small, levied upon us are totalled, we are told that such taxes are fine and dandy because we have "representation", This representation consist of being able to periodically vote for some greasy eel-like shyster, hand-picked and spoon-fed to us by the ruling elite of Corrupt Socialist Party A or Corrupt Socialist Party B and a televised system of Yellow Journalism.

Here in Fly-Over Country, aka the Heartland, while we certainly are well-taxed (as is everyone fortunate enough to even have a job anymore) we are certainly not well-represented. Or represented at all in some cases.

Very big thorns in the sides of many Westerners are the numerous Federal land grabs foisted upon the Rocky Mountain West by East Coast elitist weenies whose feet have never been ff pavement, except maybe on a golf course, in their lives.

The latest of these assaults was the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, which was sponsored by timber, agriculture, outdoor recreation, and mining experts Carolyn Maloney (D) of New York and Republikrat Christopher Shays of Connecticut. These two clueless yet self-righteous meddlers decided to steal another 23 million acres of land in five Western states...Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington...away from any kind of local or State control. It was authored and passed by "representatives" that certainly did not represent the people or the interests of the states affected.

This was also known as the Omnibus Bill. The root word "Omni" comes from the Greek, and is short for "omnipotent", which the Federal government considers itself to be. "Bus" is something the government likes to throw the citizens of the U.S. and the Supreme Law of the Land under.

At any rate, if a person living in the affected states actually had the arrogance to email or write one of the east coast "representatives" authoring and foisting the bill upon them, that person would get back from said representative a politely worded STFU letter. "Since you do not reside in Congresscritter so-and-so's district, he/she/it doesn't really give a crap what you think about these issues affecting your life and livelihood and doesn't want to hear from you no more. Bugger off, peasant."

In a tiny smidgen of actual representation, Wyoming's lone representative Barbara Cubin said, "This is an absolutely offensive attempt by East Coast liberals to create sweeping, over-reaching laws for Western public lands without any public input from the folks living in Wyoming who would be heavily impacted by this legislation." Carolyn Maloney then produced a maniacal laugh and spit on Cubin.

Even when you are allowed to express your concerns to your own "representative", it doesn't mean anything. Take the original "stimulus" bill. Congresscritters were being bombarded and told by their constituents that they were completely and overwhelmingly (85% was the most commonly quoted figure) AGAINST the boondoggle. The Congresscritters then told their constituents STFU; your opinion means nothing, we know what's best for you peons. Their numerous scandals, less-than-stellar track record, and bankrupting of everything they come in contact with would argue against their wisdom, but it matters not since they got away with it and will continue to do so.

Then we have the judiciary, aka "Men in Black". They have been legislating from the bench for decades now. Even the latest Supreme Court nominee says it's SOP. In California, every time the citizens rise up and band together and vote and cry out for their voice to be heard by getting an an amendment to the state constitution passed, some wacko leftist judge immediately rules the amendment unconstituional. Since amending the constituion is the official, legal, constituional way to change it, these rulings are akin to the courts saying "The constituion is unconstitutional!" Once more, John Q Public has no representation or voice or redress.

Congress is bad enough, but with our afore-mentioned "representation" in voting for which dirtbag screws us, occassionally during a tight election one pol or another will drop the public a bone or scrap of grsitle. Where representation is almost completely absent is in the slew of mandates, dictates, ordinances, statutes, rules, and regulations forced down our throats by the hordes of Federal governmental agencies, the vast majority of which have absolutely no Constitutional basis...EPA, DHS, HUD, OSHA, IRS, BATFE, ad nauseam.

I couldn't even find a source that would openly admit to how many of these agencies even exist, perhaps because no one even knows the actual number, or perhaps because that number would horrify even the sheeple. Something as seemingly benign as the Department of Agriculture has 18 different agencies under its overall umbrella, at last count now employing an even dozen government drones and hacks for every surviving farmer and rancher left in these United States. The Department of Education lists some 43 sub-agencies, even though it is impossible to find any mention whatsoever in the Constitution that the Federal government has any business running education anyway, and wastes billions doing the job poorly.

Although many of the mindless swarms of rules and regulations inflicted upon the public by the mindless swarms of government agencies are mandated by a supposedly "representative" Congress, others originate within the agencies themselves. Somewhere down a long brightly-lit hallway in some government labyrinth, some fat-assed, chair-borne, bean-counting bureaucrat suffering from a mid-life crisis and desperately seeking to somehow justify his meaningless existence and needless, redundant job, pens some new regulation.

Voila! This regulation instantly carries the force of law. Where does John Q. Public get any say in the matter? Or even know it is coming? Or knows the bloody thing even exists at all until he or she is charged for some petty infraction of it?

As that famous 80's star Clara Peller said in the Wendy's commercial, "Where's the beef?" Sez I, "Where's the representation?"

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I can't tell if this is another Jib Jab cartoon or an ABC News Special Report, but either way it is definately worth the watch!


I started out to write a movie review of an impressive German movie my wife and I recently watched. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me, based upon the book of the same name written by Josef Bauer, details a German POW's escape from the gulags of Siberia in the years after WWII. Clemens Forrell, a former mountain troops soldier, escaped from a Russian slave labor camp north of the Arctic Circle and spent an incredible three years walking thousands of miles, battling everything man and nature could throw at him, to escape from the Soviet Union and return home to Bavaria and his wife and children.

Then, thinking of the high state of ignorance deliberately induced by our own state-run publik skools, I realized there are many younger folks who never heard of Uncle Joe Stalin and his bloodthirsty Communist regime. Having once patrolled the old Iron Curtain, an endless line of fences, landmines, attack dogs, and guard towers with interlocking fields of fire, where men, women, or children would be mercilessly shot down in cold blood if they attempted to escape from the Communist "Workers' Paradise" to the free West, I think this is something that should be remembered just like the Holocaust.

Although Russia was no stranger to bloodshed or camps even before the Communist Revolution of 1917, when Joseph Stalin, a paranoid genocidal maniac every bit as vicious as Adolph Hitler came to power he took state-sponsored murder to an unparalleled level. What with lefty control of the education system and the entertainment and news industries, and their swooning love of all things Communist or Socialist, it should not be too big of a surprise that our more recent graduates don't even know about this. The media and academia are still to busy re-hashing the "purges" of Joseph McCarthy and the "American Gulag" at Guantanamo to mention any real purges or gulags.

At any rate, Joseph Stalin was a mad dictator with complete and total power over every aspect of the largest nation on the earth. With his pogroms, purges, gulags, re-settlements, and state-induced famines, his regime killed more Russian citizens in peacetime than did the Nazis during the entire course of WWII. Despite his bloodthirsty excesses, Stalin still enjoyed a huge cult of personality, endlessly inflated by a state-run media (much like what we have today in the American MSM). Stalin was given titles such as Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Gardener of Human Happiness, and Coryphaeus of Science.

It should be noted, however, that not even Uncle Joe tried for the title of Messiah, and the only time he gave anyone tingles down their leg was when they were being electrocuted in Beria's torture chambers.

Mostly under Stalin, the systems of Soviet state killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000,000 living, breathing, loving, dreaming human beings with families and souls. While the terror and atrocities (called "excesses" when committed by Communist regimes) of the Nazis should never be forgotten, as many Muslims would like, Stalin and the Communists should at least receive honorable mention when it comes to genocide.

Some would argue that the Soviet gulags were somehow "better" than the Nazi concentration camps, since they were not extermination camps per se. At one point, 3.3 Soviet citizens were forcibly deported to "re-settlement" work camps in the middle of nowhere. There, 43% of them died of starvation, malnutrition, exposure, and disease. To the hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children who perished, it did not much matter that they were not in an actual extermination camp.

Genocide can also go by many names when warped by governmental definition. Former Soviet Spy-Chief Vladimir Petrov recalled how the "non-genocidal" system worked under Stalin.

"I handled hundreds of signals to all parts of the Soviet Union which were couched in the following form: " To NKVD., Frunze. You are charged with the task of exterminating 10,000 enemies of the people. Report results by signal. -Yezhov."

And in due course the reply would come back: "In reply to yours of such-and-such date, the following enemies of the Soviet people have been shot."

As bad as it was to be a Soviet citizen in the hands of their own government, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn estimated some 40,000,000 passed through the hands of the state to one form of punishment or another, it was even worse to be fed into the maw of the voracious Soviet system if you were an Axis "Prisoner of War", held long after the end of World War Two.

Of the 91,000 German troops who surrendered at Stalingrad, only about 5,000 ever returned alive from Soviet captivity. Italian POW's, used to the sunny Mediterranean, fared even worse, with a total death rate of 85% while in Communist captivity. Poles, Finns, Hungarians, Romanians...basically everyone Stalin could get his hands on, suffered similar fates. The last Soviet "Prisoners of War" were not released until ten years after the war was over.

Even 20,000 American and 30,000 British soldiers "liberated" from German POW cages by the advancing Red Army went right back into captivity in Soviet hands, to be used as "bargaining chips" by Stalin.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a survivor of the gulags himself, wrote the ultimate study on the brutal and corrupt Communist system. His The Gulag Archipelago is a must-read for anyone even remotely interested in the subject of gulags in particular and governmental abuse of power in general.

Solzhenitsyn's most telling quote is a "what if?" footnote that serves as a chilling warning of the need to defend freedom.

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door, and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur--what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked? The Organs (of state) would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!"

Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, Poland's "ethnic cleansing", Rhodesia, South Africa, Sarajevo and Yugoslavia, etc. In every case the common man thought of the coming nightmare, "We are a modern, progressive, civilized industrial nation. That could never happen here." And in every case, the common man was first disarmed.

Not to worry, though. We are a modern, progressive, civilized industrial nation. That could never happen here. So kick back, switch on Dancing With the Stars, have another Big Mac, turn in your guns, and enjoy the bread and circuses.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Top 10 Ways Sarah Palin Is Better Than David Letterman

Unless you've been vacationing on Jupiter lately, you probably know that late-night talk show host David Letterman and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have been having a war of words lately. When Palin visited New York recently, Letterman took the opportunity to launch an attack on her.

In a "Top 10 List" lampooning her visit, Letterman referred to Palin's "slutty flight attendant look.'" The real kicker came later when Dave was talking about the baseball game that Palin attended with her 14 year old daughter. "During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez," said Dave. He also said, "The toughest part of her visit was keeping Elliot Spitzer away from her daughter."

Palin and her husband Todd were not amused by Letterman's comments about their 14-year-old girl.

Letterman certainly has the right to say what he wants and it IS his job to crack wise. However, sexual jokes about a young girl certainly weren't in good taste. I've been a Letterman fan for a long time, so it pains me to say he overdid it. Watching during the election last year, through this most recent incident, Dave's attacks on Palin have been too frequent (at least during the election) and more mean-spirited than his jokes about other politicos. It's clear he just doesn't like who she is, rather than anything she's done.

So, since Palin was the only part of the GOP presidential ticket in '08 that didn't make me want to barf all over my militia-issue combat boots, and in interest of fairness, I give you:

Ben's Top 10 Ways Sarah Palin Is Better Than David Letterman-

10) Palin's glasses make her look smart. Letterman's make him look like Radar O'Reilley.

9) Palin has been a TV reporter, city council-woman, mayor, commissioner, and governor. Letterman's been doing the same shtick for 27 years.

8) Palin wrestles grizzlies before breakfast. Letterman feeds pigeons in Central Park. (Actually he has an assistant do it for him.)

7) Palin can see Russia from her house.* Dave can't see ANYTHING with his face in Obama's ass.

6) Palin's state of Alaska craps bigger than New York City.

5) Palin's kids are a teen-age mom, a 14-year-old girl and a special needs child. Dave's kid is a bastard.

4) Palin has big boobs. Letterman is one.

3) Palin could shoot, skin and eat Letterman before his bodyguard knew what happened.

2) Better to be a "slutty flight attendant" than a dorky baggage-handler.

And the Number 1 way Sarah Palin is better than David Letterman is... (Drum roll, Bawb.)

Completely up to you! Post your suggestions below.

*Line shamelessly stolen from Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


It's hard to know where to begin when the country has gone insane, mesmerized by a false prophet, or perhaps an anti-Christ. Well, we'll just hold our nose, dive in, and see where it takes us.

Since the 2nd Amendment is near and dear to Ben and myself, we can start in Milwaukee/Minsk. Once known for some of the finer points of American culture, namely cheap beer for high school keggers, Milwaukee has now become just another thuggish police state where that pesky old U.S. Constitution finds itself once more cast out into the garbage heap and trampled upon.

According to Milwaukee Police Chief Obergruppenfuhrer Ed Flynn, "Shall not be infringed" translates into, "My message to my troops (note: they're troops, not cops) is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we'll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it."

Decide whether you have the right? Sorry, herr Flynn, my copy of that dusty old document says these rights are "Inalienable" and "Endowed by our Creator". But what does that matter when the President himself said of the Constitution that: "It reflected a fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day."?

In other news of President Mugabe Junior, U.S. Inspectors General and Attorneys are learning they had better not stick their noses into the monkey business of any of the many, many corrupt cronies of the Obama regime. The story can be best summed up here.

"Bottom line: The AmeriCorps IG accused prominent Obama supporter of misusing AmeriCorps grant money. Prominent Obama supporter has to pay back more than $400,000 of that grant money. Obama fires AmeriCorps IG." How's that for "Change"?

Speaking of crooked O-Bots and a flagrant disregard for rules and even common decency, our old pals at ACORN, the world's largest collection of deceased and fictional voters, are basically just attacking office-holders who don't agree with them.

What next? Gangs of ACORN thugs beating up political opponents and "undesirables" in the streets? Burning down their businesses? Making those of who still believe in the quaint notion of the Supreme Law of the Land wear an armband with stars and stripes on it?

Meanwhile, in the best interests of American national security, Mugabe Obama has appointed a devout Sunni Muslin, Arif Alikhan, to assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security.

What's wrong with that? Well, let's take a look at some recent exploits of the lovely "religion of peace" and our "allies" in Pakistan. While our State-run Lamestream Ministry of Truth never seems to notice, Christians are being violently persecuted around the globe, usually by Muslims. In this recent story, a Christian Pakistani man was gang-raped, had his sexual organs mutilated, and was then stabbed to death by practitioners of the "peaceful" religion for the crime of, well, not being Muslim.

As usual, the head-in-the-sand biased yellow journalism that passes for a free press here in the United States of Zimbabwe remains clueless and oblivious to such stories as well as the real effects of the presidency Barack Insane Obama. It is apparently up to the foreign press to both discover stories and report them. Two weeks ago, in a turn-about I never thought I'd see when I served on the old Iron Curtain, Russian Pravda was calling us Godless Commies. Now the Canadian Free Press offers a more realistic take on the Big 0 than all of our major networks combined can come up with. Here are some tidbits.

"In the sixth month of his presidency, Obama has turned an economic downturn into an economic disaster, taking over and trashing entire companies, and driving the nation deep into deficit spending expected to pass 10 trillion dollars...

...this celebrity style coverage ignores the fact that Obama's endless world tour is not actually accomplishing anything. Instead, his combination of ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign dignitaries have alienated many of America's traditional allies. Those who aren't being quietly angry at Obama, like Brown, Merkel or Neytanyahu, instead think of him as absurdly lightweight, as Sarkozy, King Abdullah or Putin do...

Obama has tried to play Lincoln, Reagan, JFK and FDR--but in the end he can only play himself, a shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head, and trying to drag the country down with him."

Amen. Canuck Journalists; just doing the jobs the American press corps can't or won't do.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Liberty Pub Revisited

In January of 2008 I spent the evening of the New Hampshire Republican primary in the Liberty Pub in Washington D.C. [See "Not All Pleased With McCain's N.H. Win" 1-10-08] I watched the results roll in with a group of regulars to the pub. The ten grizzled old friends, amendments to the Constitution collectively called "The Bill of Rights," provided a unique perspective on the election results that night and the direction of the country in general.

During a recent trip to D.C. I decided to stop by the pub to see how my ten amendment friends were getting along. I found them gathered around their usual table in a dark corner of the smokey bar and I pulled up a chair. After a round of greetings (and boilermakers), I counted noses and noticed that there were only nine of them at the table. I asked about the whereabouts of the Tenth Amendment (called "Ten" by his friends) and was answered only with awkward silence.

After a moment the Sixth Amendment answered, "He's... passed on." I noticed the lip of the Ninth Amendment (Ten's "longtime companion") begin to quiver.

"Here comes the waterworks," the Third Amendment said, leaning in to warn me. True to the warning, Nine burst into tears.

Ten, I had learned in my previous visit, had been unemployed since the Great Depression. His job had been to "tell the Federal Government to do their own friggin’ job and let the States and the People do theirs," he had told me at that time. And now he was gone.

"It was all too much for him, " Nine explained tearfully, putting down his mamosa. "The Feds taking over the banking industry, then the car industry, pretty soon the medical industry. Ten just felt so... violated. One morning he jumped in front of a metro bus on his way to the unemployment office."

"Don't criticize!" the First Amendment warned, looking nervously around the bar. "Do you want to end up on some terror watch-list?"

There were a few more beats of awkward silence, then I commented that it really makes you think. "You never know who might be next," I observed. I noticed that that comment caused several worried glances down at the Second Amendment, seated at the far end of the table, with his back to the wall. "Two" looked different than before.

He retained his snakeskin boots, leather chaps, and ten-gallon Stetson hat, but now over his shirt he wore a O.D. green Kevlar flak vest, festooned with ammo pouches. Last time we met, Two's pistol hip had been barren. Now, buoyed by some recent court victories, a brace of Kimber .45 auto pistols hung in tactical holsters, one on each hip. On his lap he cradled a new semi-automatic AR-10 battle rifle. He rested his right hand on the rifle's pistol grip, while he poured and drank his whisky with his left. He looked as if he could be equally at home in Deadwood orFallujah.

Besides different accessories, Two looked different physically too. His eyes were still full of life, but he looked tired and had bags under his eyes. I commented to him that he looked a little haggard.

"Son, I been sleepin' with one eye open," Two explained. "I been watching that Bareback Omaha fella, to see what his next move is."

Chuckling, the Fourth Amendment corrected his friend, speaking slowly, "Barack Obama."

Two, avoiding that tongue-twister all together, continued, "The President's been putting together a whole herd of some of the orneriest sidewinders I ever tangled with. Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, Sonia Sotomayor. It's purdy obvious it's a hangin' posse. When they figger the time is right, they'll be coming after me."

I ask if that makes him nervous. Two shakes his head as he leans to spit tobacco juice into a spittoon three feet away. "Hell with um," he continues. "Ain't the first bunch of bushwhackers to try to send ME to Boot Hill. And I'm still here."

I ask how he can be so confident. He explains, "The President might have all the hired guns, but I got a lot of good folks on my side. You see, folks all around the country been armin' theirselves for a showdown. They got my back, I reckon."

He pours himself a shot and continues, "Tyrants tryin' to disarm folks ain't nothin' new. My pappy, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, used to tell me stories about this ol'boy named King George tryin' the same dang thing at Lexington and Concord."

Two's shot glass pauses in front of his mouth and the corners of his long mustache curl up a bit, the only sign of the toothy smile underneath it. He continued, "As I recall that didn't work out too well for the king." The shot disappears.

I said my goodbyes and thanked my friends.

Later, as my plane back to Des Moines climbed into the night sky, I watched the lights of D.C. disappear behind me and thought about the nine remaining amendments. They're old and showing their age. They seem increasingly lost and forgotten in the modern world. But that world is so much the richer for having them in it. I hope they'll be around for a long time to come, so my kids can get to know them as I have.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


It certainly is a funny thing, playing the old race card. Depending upon your personal political bias, it can be either a royal flush or dealing from the bottom of the deck. Take the KKK, for instance. I see it is very fashionable to keep beating up on Nathan Bedford Forrest who, in case you missed it, has been dead for 132 years. More recently, when Republican David Duke ran for office, from the media coverage I honestly thought that his first name was "Former Klansman".

When it comes to Democrats who were in the KKK, however, it is a non-issue. Of course I am talking about West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, the senior Senator on the Hill, chairman of many important committees, and third in line for succession for president. What? You never heard the State-run Press nor any of his fellow Democrats nor other lefties mention that he was in the Klan? Now, how can that be? If he were a Republican, they would still be shouting it to the heavens on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Is there some kind of double standard?

Byrd joined the Klan in 1942 and rose to become first a Kleagle and later an Exalted Cyclops. Doing his duty as a member of the Greatest Generation to fight fascism in WWII, Byrd wrote to his congressman in 1944 that:

"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side...Rather I should die a thousand times and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by mongrel races, a throwback to the blackest specimens from the wilds."

Byrd reiterated his belief in and America's need for the Klan in 1947 and later went on to attempt to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964. None of this, however, is racist because in our double standard world a liberal or minority is incapable of being racist. At least according to the current State-run Ministry of Truth.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who suffered the slings and arrows of vicious liberal personal attacks in attempts to keep him from serving on the bench, saw little difference between the Klansmen of the Old South and modern liberal closet racists in a series of ABC interviews.

Thomas' most deeply felt opinions are about race, and he pulls no punches. For Thomas, the menacing racists who donned white sheets in the segregated south of his childhood are as bad or worse than the northern liberal zealots in suits and ties.

"These people who claim to be progressive...have been far more vicious to me than any southerner," Thomas says, "and it is purely ideological."
"People get bent out of shape about the fact that when I was a kid, you could not drink out of certain water fountains. Well, the water was the same. My grandfather always said that, 'The water's exactly the same.' But those same people are extremely comfortable saying I can't drink from this fountain of knowledge. They certainly don't see themselves as being like the bigots in the South. Well, I've lived both experiences. And I really don't see that they're any different from them."

Here at Das Blog, as some call it, we take issue with new Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele. We do so not because he is black but because he is a typical neo-con McCainanite RINO. If we were liberals and disagreed with him for being a conservative, however, it would be perfectly acceptable to smear him with racist broadsides all day.

When Steele ran for senate in Maryland, liberal bloggers delighted in depicting him in Al Jolson blackface with captions like, "I's Simple Sambo and I's Running for the Big House". In The Washington Times, black Democratic "leaders" opined it was just fine and dandy to use racial attacks on Steele simply because he was a "conservative" Republican. They pelted him at public appearances with Oreos (black on the outside, white on the inside; ha-ha, get it?) and called him Uncle Tom.

Likewise, it is somehow racist and KKK-ish to point out that La Raza is, well, racist. But once more it is somehow not at all racist for them to put out crap like this.

The double standard does not end with race, either. Imagine if a white Republican ever called Jewish New Yorkers "Hymies". Why, he'd be permanently labeled a Nazi and harrangued for it for the rest of his life. But is is perfectly acceptable for Jesse Jackson to do just that, and it's no big deal, quickly swept under the rug and forgotten. Likewise, Jeremiah Wright screaming, "Killy Whitey!" from the pulpit is not racist, but having Biblical scripture on a placard during a gay rights demonstration in Philadelphia will get you arrested and incarcerated for "Hate Crimes". Ah, sweet leftist "tolerance".

If you're a particularly vicious and ignorant lefty, such as one of the kooks who infest Hollyweird, why you can combine attacks on race, gender, and religion simultaneously with no fear of being branded with any kind of stigma. Evidence Sandra Bernhard and her well-thought-out, insightful, and intellectual explanation of why she disagreed with Sarah Palin's policies.

"Now you got Uncle Women, like Sarah Palin, who jumps on the s**t and points her fingers at other women. Turncoat b***h! Don't you f*****g reference Old Testament, b***h! You stay with your new goyish shiksa funky bulls**t. Don't you touch my Old Testament, you b***h!...You wh**e in your f*****g cheap-a** plastic glasses and your hair up. A Tina Fey-Megan Mullally brokedown bulls**t moment." Bernhard also tastefully noted that Palin needed to be "gang-raped by my big black brothers."

Also in Kalifornia, when Proposition 8 passed, angry celebs and gays turned on and blamed blacks, even the gay black man who reported this:

"It was like being at a Klan rally except the Klansmen were wearing Abercromnbie polos and birkenstocks. You nigger, one man shouted at me. If your people want to call me faggot, I will call you a nigger...and a young WeHo (West Hollyweird) clone said after last night the niggers better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was best for them."

Ahhhh, so we can see just how tolerant, unprejudiced, impartial and colorblind the loony left truly is. In the interest of saving time and space, I will now act on behalf of the loony left and present their inevitable clever, impartial, issue-driven, logical, and rational rebuttals.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009


So, can you tell the difference between Sotomayor's sweet, peaceful, loving, definately non-terroristic La Raza and the mean nasty old terroristic La Raza Unida?

Don't worry. They can't tell either.

Monday, June 01, 2009


Yes, as always we lead the way. After we posted the Pravda editorial last Tuesday, talk radio icons Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, all of whom must secretly read the blog to gain information, were reading excerpts from that very same article on the air today. We accept no accolades or monetary rewards, but would just like to point out, as Nathan Bedford Forrest once said, we got there firstest with the mostest.

Now that I'm done tooting my own horn, we now return you to our regular bitching.