Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

The GOP Has Heard Your Concerns (and Could Care Less)

The next time you hear somebody from the Republican Party blathering on about how they need to "change" and "reach out" to women and minorities, remember this picture. It looks like it was taken at the Good Old Boys national convention.

(You can read J. marquis daily at Major Conflict)

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some REAL Audacity of Hope.

Not the vapid majickal fiction of Obama's blather, but reality. From The Telegraph.
The RAF pilot who dropped the Tricolor on occupied Paris, 12 June, 1942

In a daring raid intended to boost the morale of the French, Wing Commander Ken Gatward flew just feet off the ground to put the wind up the Germans. After dropping a huge French flag on top of the Arc de Triomphe, the British pilot headed towards the Gestapo headquarters which he raked with 20mm shells. The attack sent the German SS troops running for their lives, to the delight of Parisians.

Wg Cdr Gatward’s antics were celebrated in British newspaper cartoons and raised the hope and morale among the British and French. One of the cartoons depicted his aircraft doing a loop around the Eiffel Tower, with the word ‘Hope’ written in the sky using his trail smoke.

He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and after the war he was hailed a hero by the French government who presented him with a large bottle of Champagne and a Tricolor in Paris.

Wg Cdr Gatward’s medal set, that includes his DFC with bar and a Distinguished Service Order, have now been put up for auction after the recent death of his widow. Being sold with it are the pilot’s log books and the wooden commemorative Champagne case inscribed with the words ‘In Remembrance of Your Flight Over Paris’. A souvenir booklet featuring a sketch of the moment Wg Cdr Gatward and his observer dropped the Tricolor over the Arc de Triomphe with German army trucks on the ground is also being sold.

James Grinter, of auctioneers Reeman Dansie of Colchester, Essex, said: “Ken Gatwood’s act of bravery is a real Boy’s Own story. He was asked to volunteer for the ‘unsafe mission’ which was aimed at boosting the morale of the French and British people as well as undermine the Germans. This is June 1942 and the real dark days of war for the French and this was to demonstrate that the Germans weren’t invincible.”

Wg Cdr Gatward was chosen for the sortie as he had demonstrated a skill for accurate flying during low-level attacks on enemy positions after Dunkirk. The British had been informed the Germans held daily parades down the Champs-Elysees and he was asked to strafe the parade.

He and his navigator, Flight Sergeant George Fern, took off from Thorny Island, near Portsmouth, on June 12. After reaching Paris, he flew at just 30ft before Ft Sgt released the flag down the flare shute and over the Arc de Triomphe.

Mr Grinter said: “It is an amazing story - one of those that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. He flew down the Champs-Elysees at second floor window height. It was an incredible act of bravery and a real audacious attack. He attacked the Gestapo HQ and SS troops were seen to run for their lives. As he turned for home the Germans came out and shook their fists at him. The attack gave Parisians one of the greatest thrills of the war and had a huge effect on the morale of the French and at home.”

After returning unscathed to Britain, Wg Cdr Gatward wrote in his logbook:

“Paris - no cover - 0ft. Drop tricolours on Arc Triomphe & Ministrie Marine. Shoot up German HQ. Little flak - no E.A. Bird in STBD oil radiator. Returned Northolt and on to command 61 photos. Heavy rain over England. France fair to light.”

The bird in question was a French crow that clattered into Wg Cdr Gatward’s Beaufighter plane as he approached Paris. Upon his return to England, he removed the dead bird and laid it to rest at RAF Northolt.

Wg Cdr Gatward was awarded a second DFC in September 1944 for taking part in an aeriel attack on a German convoy in Norwegian waters.

He spent 30 years in the RAF before retiring. He lived in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, with wife Pamela and died in 1998 aged 84. His medals and other items are expected to sell for £8,000 at the auction on Friday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Oh No, Chris Christie in 2016!

John Hawkins of Right Wing News recently did another poll of Conservative Bloggers regarding who they would like to see be the 2016 nominee.

Marco Rubio won pretty much every question, regardless of how it was worded. (Rand Paul was a close second)

But, what we know of the GOP establishment is that now Marco Rubio won't even be considered if it's who we want. Nor will Rand. They're too young and haven't previously been beat out for the nomination. That's how they roll. Or stagnate as it were.

This was the most interesting observation from Hawkins' poll (and previous polls):
"As a side note, want to see something scary?

In 2008, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were…John McCain and Ron Paul.

In 2012, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were…Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

So, going by those results, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush would have to be considered the early favorites for 2016 based on the fact that conservative bloggers don’t want either of them as a nominee."

See the full poll results here

Shall we dispense with the formalities and just assume Hillary will win in 2016?

Is it a Mental Illness?

And they talk about Reagan worship....?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Free Market Policies

"Very few people know, for example, that the gap between black and white incomes narrowed during the Reagan administration and widened during the Obama administration. This was not because of Republican policies designed specifically for blacks, but because free market policies create an economy in which all people can improve their economic situation."

~Thomas Sowell, Is Demography Destiny?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Let's get the sighing and rolling of the eyes out of the way first:

First and foremost, I will be most thankful when the blame shifting ends.

But, on a more festive note...

Here's hoping all of you are having a wonderful day with family & friends. We had an 8am team and parents skate this morning and are having a very small, low key dinner in an hour or so... It's been quiet and peaceful...and I'm quite thankful for that.

Election aside, I am actually thankful for quite a lot this year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Guest from the Right: T. Paine

A Presidential Election Post-Mortem Analysis

"These are the times that try men's souls," so wrote the great man from whom I borrowed my nom de plume, Thomas Paine, in his entreaty The American Crisis. It would seem that we have nearly come full circle once again into trying times that threaten our very liberties. Instead of King George III though, this time it is in the guise of a majority of the American people themselves that are bound and determined to destroy what is left of our nation in hopes of obtaining more of the tax payer's lucre for themselves.

Everybody and their mangy cur dogs have put in their two cents as to why Obama won re-election and why the Republicans faired so poorly. I decided to wait a week or so before doing my post-mortem on the election debacle so that I could be more objective in my analysis and not let my fear, frustration, and deep concern overly color what would likely have been a much more emotional response from me otherwise had I done so on the day right afterwards.

That said, I have read what many of the pundits, bloggers, and political insiders have had to say regarding the reasons for the Democrats’ success. Typically there is indeed some truth in what each one had to offer as for the reasons, and yet nobody quite captured the real bottom line answer; at least not to my mind.

Was Romney the strongest conservative candidate? No way! Did Republicans reach out to Hispanics as well as they could have? Not even. Did Hurricane Sandy help Obama by giving him a chance to “look presidential” and thus save the day and cause the despicable Chris Matthews to give thanks for the storm accordingly? Undoubtedly so. Did many hard core conservatives and fundamentalist Christians stay home on election day. For certain many did. Were Libertarians and disaffected conservatives upset with the “moderation” of our presidential candidate and not vote for Romney accordingly. Yes, and I know too many friends and acquaintances that fall into this category. Did Obama and his surrogates lie and demagogue unabashedly regarding Romney and his policies and past. You betcha, and some of the more candid Democrats even admitted this. Did the sycophantic statist media all but ignore the highly troubling issues such as the death of four Americans in Libya that Obama could have prevented and the entire Fast and Furious program? Disgustingly, yes they did. Did Romney lay out a specific plan that was attacked by the left, while Obama’s platform was more vague and offered just more of the same? Of course. Did voter fraud on behalf of the left help Obama. Almost certainly so; particularly in areas around Philadelphia where in 59 different districts not a single solitary vote went to Romney. (A nearly 20,000 to 0 edge for Obama was the result there.)

All of the above did indeed play roles in the results of the final tally, but no one issue in and of itself captured the real reason why Obama and the Democrats soundly defeated Romney and the conservatives on November 6th. I would submit it is something greater and more insidious because the root is now so entrenched in the American electorate. The real reason that Obama won is because people today are ignorant. I don’t use that term as a pejorative but rather as a definitive term that describes the root problem. Most Americans today are not familiar with our history as a nation. They are unfamiliar with our Constitution and the necessity of the rule of law in abiding by its dictates and defending those rights for us laid out within. Most Americans are unfamiliar with basic economics. They are too caught up in their day to day lives to let their own common sense prevail and tell them what they should already know. Basically it all boils down to the inarguable fact that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Somebody has to pay for that. The bottom line is that with a majority of Americans’ overwhelming ignorance comes their desire to get something for nothing.

Romney was scourged during the campaign for decrying the fact that 47% of Americans are dependent upon government and net benefactors of the tax payers accordingly. The media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) used that comment to mercilessly attack Romney as cruel and uncaring. Now granted, there are significant portions of that 47% that are retirees living on Social Security, military retirees living on their government pensions, and those small few that are genuinely unable to work that are dependent upon our tax payer funded safety net. Many of the others though are capable people that are simply wanting to take all that they can get from Uncle Sam. They want something for nothing… and their chicks for free, I suspect.

John Kennedy famously asked during his inaugural address in 1961, “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” Nearly 52 years later, a majority of Americans and seemingly all Democrats are asking what the country can do for them, and to hell with what a person can do for the country or their fellow Americans. The mindset has totally changed. Government, instead of providing only necessary functions as specifically outlined in the Constitution, is now looked to for support and the solving of nearly any problem one encounters daily. No longer is there a sense of personal responsibility and rugged individualism. Instead there is a desire to grow an already overbearing nanny state so that one’s needs and desires can be taken care of by the “greedy and evil rich” in this country.

This means that for this problem to be fixed, Americans must learn exactly what it means to be an American once again. The progressive and often incompetent teachers unions have done us no favors in this regard. History and civics have been replaced with revisionist and politically correct diatribes of our past. The importance of voting for candidates that respect and will defend our constitution is an amusing and archaic notion, if it is even considered at all. And this has metastasized into the problem it has because parents typically are aloof or disconnected from their kids and the quality of the education they are receiving. They are unaware or don’t care enough over the last two generations that we are raising a country of whining and ignorant people that want to be taken care of rather than being strong and self-sufficient.

The culture as promulgated by many of our movies and music also reflects this ignorance and further entrenches us into this selfish “gimmee mine” nation that we have become. Unfortunately it has now manifested itself by how a majority of us vote.

I have seen many of the left cheer and jeer that “their side” won the election and that we conservatives should just buck up and deal with it. To many of them, it was a triumph of party politics. To me, and I dare say to many conservatives, it was not a loss for the often incompetent or corrupt Republicans but rather a loss of American ideals. We cannot afford to continue on with the spending that Obama and the progressives of both parties have saddled us with over the last decade in particular. We cannot and should not be funding more entitlements simply to further entrench Americans in their dependency upon government. It is not mere political hyperbole when I say that I fear for the end of America in Obama’s next term. Our spending is unsustainable. We are foolish if we think we can continue unabated. There will be consequences to printing or digitizing our currency by the Federal Reserve. There will be consequences for the usurpation of our God-given rights as codified in our Constitution.

Many Americans are very afraid what the next few years hold in store for us. It is not a matter of if we can wait until 2016 to try again with a better conservative candidate for president. The fear is that there won’t be a recognizable America left by 2016. I noticed yesterday that petitions for secession from the union have been started in 31 states thus far. This fear is real and almost palpable. America has never been so dangerously divided amongst its people. The only solution is to clearly articulate our philosophies as grounded in our history and constitution, and to do it continuously until it seeps into the very fabric of the American culture. We must do so NOW in our classrooms, from our pulpits, and throughout our culture so that we can change this seemingly inexorable tide of selfishness and desired dependence that we have fomented within our population. If we fail to do so starting right now, it won’t be the feckless Republican party that will perish. It will be far more destructive to humanity and freedom than that. It will be the end of the United States of America.

(You can read T. Paine daily at Saving Common Sense)

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

One Last Flip Flop

After the election was over I figured it was time for Democrats to stop picking on Mitt Romney. But then this past week he once again forgot that humans have recording devices and made a speech basically accusing the president of using bribery to win the election. So, apparently his mea culpa about the 47 percent speech was just as worthless as all those opinions he once held about healthcare, climate change, gay rights and a woman's right to choose.

Joe Conason: Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

(You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Future Leaders

I'm assuming each generation has found the prospect of its children being their future a tad bit depressing, but I don't recall ever reading about a time in American history were entitlement was becoming so engrained in the culture...

My sis sent me this article, and I couldn't help but think, if more parents adopted this judge's way of thinking...the future might seem a bit brighter:

Taking inspiration from this judge, I have decided to start weekly cooking lessons with a three of my boys. Their future wives can thank me later...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

S.E. Cupp KO's Andrew Sullivan

This is a must watch, if you haven't seen it yet. I had to stop watching Bill Maher years ago because my Advil & duct tape bills were just getting out of hand. Thankfully, someone sent this to me because I would have hated to miss such a gem. Andrew Sullivan having a complete mental breakdown. James Carville stammering and sputtering (Dear Mary Matalin: What is your husband wearing?!) and Samuel L. Jackson almost stunned into silence. The sad part is, that I must admit that Maher was the only one with a dab of intellectual honesty in this clip... Bravo S.E., you never faltered, you never lost your composure or looked nervous and even though it was 5 on kicked ass.

Friday, November 16, 2012

More Post-Election Rumbling

John Hawkins of Right Wing News polled a group of shell-shocked right wing Bloggers (myself included) about the election results.

What he found to be the most interesting findings?

2) 81.8% of the bloggers polled said Mitt Romney was not their preferred candidate during the primaries. That may help explain Mitt's difficulty in turning out voters.

5) 38.1% of the bloggers polled, the largest group, believes the GOP needs to engage in identity politics to reach out to Hispanic voters. They want to see the GOP's own version of groups like La Raza and MEChA.

6) More than half the bloggers gave the RNC the lowest possible grade on new media outreach and 85% gave them a "C" or lower.

8) 77.8% of the bloggers polled think the GOP should become more Libertarian and less socially conservative.

The full poll and answer percentages is at RWN.

Prior to the election and much to my dismay, no one seemed to be aware of the fact that the Communist Party of the USA had endorsed Barack Obama. It was a first for them. It was a first for the country.

After Obama won, the Communist Party president said it was "the dawn of a new era" for the country. I'll say.

This is a MUST READ article with pertinent excerpts from Communist leader, Sam Webb's, thoughts on why the Obama nomination heralds the dawn of a new era.

Like this:

"And thanks in large measure goes to what might be the most notable development in this election - the emergence of a multi-racial, male-female, working-class-based electoral coalition that has the potential to transform America in the years and decades ahead.

The Communist Party said a year ago that the 2012 elections would be the main front of the class and democratic struggle, and subsequent events have confirmed that fact.

Indeed, we argued that defeating right wing extremism was the key to moving the whole chain of democratic struggle forward in the coming period.

Conversely, we said that a victory by right-wing extremism would set into motion a far-reaching assault on the people’s living standards, rights, and organizational capacities, the likes that we’ve never seen.

Had Romney won the Presidency and the Republicans the Congress, it would have accelerated to warp drive a capitalist class counterrevolution – a reversal of seventy years of social progress. In a matter of three months time, the entire body of social legislation dating back to the New Deal could have been expunged…"

Surely, Reagan is turning in his grave.

All this and it's now reported that when General Patraeus testified the last time her prefaced his remarks with, 'do you want what really happened or the official line?' wow.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

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Did anyone else hear Glenn Beck talking about Obama & Christie? That Republicans shouldn't blame Christie because the White House had secretly developed "Bacon Butter Cologne" and put it all over Obama before he got out of Air Force One. OMG, second time Glenn had me laughing in the car like the old school Howard Stern days... When he said all seriously, "In the words of Chris Christie..........Are you gonna eat that." lol

As you were.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Guest From the Left: J. Marquis

A Far More Perfect Union

We've all heard about people in the Red states threatening to secede. Maybe it's time people in the Blue states considered kicking them out.

The Confederacy of Takers

(You can read J.Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

Too Harsh...?

Found this over at Hummers and Cigarettes. My first reaction was that it might be too harsh, too soon. Not saying that I'm not incredibly frustrated over the bumbling, the lies, the distractions and the fact that the general public still seems to be clueless...but...something about this does make me uncomfortable. Am I just being a bit wussy?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Benghazi? Look! Sex!

So, now with President Obama holding his first full news conference in more than eight months, all attention is being diverting from Benghazi and the ensuing coverup by throwing out an Real Housewives worthy sex scandal.

Though, I am perplexed at why Petraeus' affair is wrong and could damage national security...but Clinton's was harmless?

I digress.

Politico has their list of "hard" questions Obama will face and not a one about Benghazi.

I wish we could submit a "people's list" of questions. Let's just hope someone from FNC gets called on or we have no hope in the president having to field a real question about the death of four Americans.

So, I'll harness my inner harshness and just say...Wow, what big traps you have, Paula...

The week since the election has been beyond bizarre. Stocks plummet, layoffs, Obama donors panicking over Obamacare, and sex scandals...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Poor Sportsmanship

On Sunday, my boys' hockey team got beaten 8-2 in a game that was obviously getting pretty chirpy on the ice. It was an especially physical game with a stream of players going in and out of the penalty boxes.

At the end of the game our boys skated to center ice for the customary post game handshakes --and the visiting coach and team promptly turned and skated off the ice. When confronted about this behavior, their coach replied, "Scoreboard!"


It was a sad moment in youth sports.

But the strangest thing was they had won. Handily.

I could see the losing team being pissed and trying to get in one last dig. But the victors?

That's exactly how this election has been. People that won getting in one last dig. One more turn of the knife... So, now I see these kids are learning it from their parents.

And now I'm a little annoyed that I was so gracious after Bush's 2004 win. ;)

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Sunday, November 11, 2012


Elections have 'em. From a local gunshop by e-mail today:

Hi XYZ Fans,

Sales of AR-15 rifles have skyrocketed since the recent election. We are expecting a shortage of these rifles, as well as high-capacity magazines, ammunition, and related items.

We currently have a good supply of AR-15s, including your favorite brands, such as Colt, Bushmaster, Rock River, and DPMS. However, our inventory is being depleted quickly, so if you have been thinking about purchasing an AR-15 you may want to do it now while we still have a good selection.

These are the rifles that we have in stock at 6:00PM on Saturday, November 10:

·  Colt LE6920
·  Colt 6920 Magpul Edition
·  Bushmaster M4A3
·  Bushmaster A1 Carbine
·  Rock River Elite Carbine
·  Rock River Tactical Carbine
·  DPMS A2 AP4
·  DPMS M4 Recon Rifle

Please visit a location nearest to you.

And in the news:

Teco Coal officials announce layoffs
Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150
Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs
600 layoffs at Groupon
More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator
Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries
130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure
Stanford brake plant to lay off 75
Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers
ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills
SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100
Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees
CVPH lays off 17
New Energy lays off 40 employees
102 Utah miners laid off because of ‘war on coal’, company says
US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs
Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses
Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs
First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016
Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)
Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base
AMD trims Austin workforce – 400 jobs slashed
100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota
Exide to lay off 150 workers
TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620
More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)
Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide
Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers (American Thinker)

And it is just starting. When Obamacare denies procedures, which they will as every government bureaucracy has a budget they must keep and if your need pushed that budget, well, tough; when "your fair share" increases; when the Administrators of society decide that you have to "give back" even more of your money, time, and soul, well, own it, idiots. We'll be woring to restore the American Republic, and we might, maybe, letyou come along, too.


Saturday, November 10, 2012


I Googled, "Really, really depressed after an election," and this article came up. Not saying it made me feel any better because his final conclusion doesn't count Hillary into the equation...but it was good to see others felt as betrayed and downtrodden as I did/do...

The Mourning After the Election.

And a liberal writer at Slate (sorry, that was wildly redundant) wrote this about liberals reveling in their win and our pain...

The Election Is Over...

Friday, November 09, 2012

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

Weasel Politics

The "fiscal cliff" situation is pretty fascinating. Everybody knows it will only be solved if both sides give a little. It's been fun watching Republicans try to come up with sneaky ways to raise revenue without actually raising the rate on the rich. My favorite so far was Tim Pawlenty on CNN tonight saying that maybe they could just look at the entitlements (Medicare, Social Security)that the rich receive. That's not a compromise, it's just a very bad joke.

(You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

You Can't Fight Free Stuff...

Not even with your Libertarian cape on.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Okay, Obama did it. By hook or by crook, he is in for 4 more years. We will get radical leftist SCOTUS appointments and with the Dem holding the Senate, and Reid already moving to gut any opposition to his maniacal dreams of total control, nothing can stop that. We will have a not simply left leaning, but actively leftist SCOTUS for decades. Even if a Republican gets in in 2016, the damage will last for years; no sure retirements for a good while.

Obama's agenda is summed up in this image. He represents the envious, the self indulgent, the clueless, and the vain. He and his have taken advantage of decades of Howard Zinn "Hate Amerika" history texts and social and civic studies that take the proctologist view of America - hey, everyone has an asshole, but to see the entire person (with some notable exceptions) as an asshole is masturbatory fantasy.

These sorts reject "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." They reject actual giving and self sacrifice. They walk the path of "I ask what the hell my country can do for ME and when the hell are they gonna do it!"

They are victims, the aggrieved, the "down trodden," the "disenfranchised,"  the disaffected.

And. They. Want. Revenge.

For Some Reason This Calms Me Down For A Second......

Okay, second's over...pass the Prozac.

One Thing This Election Taught Me...

I am not a Libertarian.

I guess I had always defined Libertarianism with my own ideals. During this campaign, I "liked" the Libertarian Party's facebook page. Even sent them money at one point.

But, social media backfired for the Libertarian Party in my case. I saw what they really are, not what I wanted them to be. I saw the dippy shit their supporters wrote and posted and I watched as too many of them handed this election to Obama wrapped up in a bow.

Many are strongly anti-war and pro-choice.

Being anti-interventionist is a pre-9/11 mentality. According to some of their ridiculous memes, this party learned nothing on that day.

They also make the mistake that the Dems make and assume that a baby is part of a Mom's body and wuss out of taking a stand for it. They can call the Republicans all the playground names they want...but Republicans take a stand for what they believe in.

I am into Reagan strong, not Ron Paul girly man.

Libertarianism should be RIGHT of Republicanism because of the limited government, but somehow some Ron Paul people went to Obama instead of Romney!? What does that tell you? That even declared and voting Libertarians have no friggin' idea what they're talking about.

I am a Conservative Republican that has always wanted to say that she was a Libertarian because I do believe in a small, efficient, disciplined government that does not presume to decide what's best for its citizens. But, I also have a brain and believe there are shades of political gray and self-righteousness can't erase that.

So, now we get 4 more years and then Hillary in 2016.

Dear Libertarians...I hope you lose your second amendment rights. I don't have a gun, so I dont care and it will serve you right...


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

November 6, 2012


Strange week on Facebook, BTW. I have pro-choice friends posting this:

And I have friends proclaiming the War on Women is real fawning over him:

Regardless of what a shrinking few may say, there are STARK DIFFERENCES between these candidates.

So, make sure this isn't tomorrow's picture du jour:

If we prepared for a flurry of accusations including, but not limited to, voter intimidation, voter fraud, racism and daring to be Conservative.

But if we lose...the truth will be seen and there's no blaming Bush...

I've done my part.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Our Fate is a Day Away

Right Wing News polled Conservative Bloggers to ask who they thought would win tomorrow and for whom they would be voting.

1) Who do you think is going to win the election?

Mitt Romney 87.9% (58 votes)
Barack Obama 12.1% (8 votes)

Full poll results and list of participating Bloggers can be found here.

As I was looking at RWN's poll this morning, I was interested that it was so close to our poll here:

And, how the hell did I miss Barack's endorsement by the Communist Party?! This isn't "right wing scare tactics"'s right there on the Communist Party USA's website. Does the average Joe & Jane know this if I didn't...? I really despise the American media.

Lastly, someone in the comments asked what I think about my State moving into "swing state" status. Well, the truth is, they tell us this every election. They always have some reason they think Pennsylvania can be won by the GOP. Personally, I think PA is just too union corrupt (much like NY & NJ) to ever go red again. I hope I'm wrong and Mitt being here last night speaks volumes about what the campaign thinks its chances are here because a candidate has never been in PA this late in the game. My picture with McCain was on September 2, 2008 and that was his last foray into the keystone state. So, fingers crossed but I'm not overly hopeful...

Almost forgot...I wanted to share something that happened the other day:

I was walking my dog around my neighborhood and noticed a "Romney/Ryan" sign on the front lawn of a 30-something guy that has spent his working life in Local 690...the plumbers' union. He happened to be walking out to his truck and I couldn't help questioning the wisdom of placing the sign so prominently in his yard.
"Are you trying to get fired?" I teased.
"What? What do you mean?" he looked honestly perplexed.
"A Romney sign? In plain view? You're union, dude."
"I'm American first."

WooHoo! Made my week.

Ooops. One more thing. Google "Benghazi" and Media Matters headline about "right wing myth" gets top billing!? *sigh*

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Gut Check

When you watch CNN or read the NYT, it seems a forgone conclusion that Obama will be reelected. But, when you switch over to FNC it seems Romney is gonna pull off the impossible. Dick Morris, Clinton's pollster, is saying that not only will Romney win, but that he'll win big. And, Karl Rove (a political genius by anyone's standards) says the numbers point to Mitt.

But, four days out from the election, I'm wondering what regular folks are thinking...? Not what you're hoping will happen, but your gut feeling about what the announcement will be Tuesday night...

Who Will Win on Tuesday? free polls 

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

What About Mass Mitt?

I've heard conservative pundits say Romney has pull in New Hampshire because his family has a vacation home there. They say he has pull in Michigan because he was born and raised there. Oddly, you don't hear about him having any pull in fact, he's behind in that state by 32 points or so. So, I have to ask: have all the people who lived there when he was governor died or moved away? Or did he do a lousy job and everybody was glad to see him leave office?

(You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

Thursday, November 01, 2012