"I halve a spelling checker,
It came with my pea see.
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I dew knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait aweigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the era rite
It's rarely ever wrong.
I've scent this massage threw it,
And I'm shore your pleased too no
It's letter prefect in every weigh
My checker tolled me sew."

I just saw this amusing doggerel again (it's been floating around the web for years) and this is as good an excuse as any to bring up the topic of spell checking, and particularly my amusement at the fact that the words "Barack" and "Obama" still trigger the spell checker every time! Kinda cool that I'm not the only one who finds these words illegitimate.

More on the February Deficit

"It took 169 long years — from 1776 to 1945 — and seven major wars for Washington to rack up a cumulative deficit as large as the Obama administration created in just 28 short days in February." - Martin Weiss


Mencken on Liberty

"The fact is that liberty, in any true sense, is a concept that lies quite beyond the reach of the inferior man's mind. He can imagine and even esteem, in his way, certain false forms of liberty - for example, the right to choose between two political mountebanks, and to yell for the more obviously dishonest - but the reality is incomprehensible to him. And no wonder, for genuine liberty demands of its votaries a quality he lacks completely, and that is courage. The man who loves it must be willing to fight for it; blood, said Jefferson, is its natural manure. More, he must be able to endure it - an even more arduous business. Liberty means self-reliance, it means resolution, it means the capacity for doing without." - H.L. Mencken


Icing on the Cake: A Plague!

A real live plague - of grasshoppers. (Gee - could God be angry?) Seems there's just no end to the bad news. According to the grasshopper gestapo, this summer will bring a far higher concentration of grasshoppers here in the West than last year, which was bad enough. A rancher friend of mine in Wyoming lost even more that the guy mentioned in the article, as he has a much larger operation. He was lucky, too, as we had lots of rain and very good hay crops here in Colorado, so he was able to cut plenty on his land down here. Trucking costs were bad, and he lost the revenue from sellng it. At least he didn't have to buy it outright like others...

This was all over the news this morning, but I found a particularly good article at the Wall Street Journal:

Grasshopper Plague

An Earlier Take on Muslims

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

- - Winston Churchill, 1899

(Let's see them issue a fatwa against Churchill!)

The Boy King Does Afghanistan...

...and we can't wait to hear the after action report of him running across the tarmac dodging sniper fire.

Perhaps the most repellent aspect of the entire charade was the Republican fawning and praise for the trip. If they were worth a damn as opposition they would have taken the opportunity to point out what a lousy job Obama did supporting the troops on the ground, or pointing out that the date of our surrender shouldn't have been broadcast in advance.

Nice cover, too, to be on the other side of the planet just in case the Feds created another Waco with their little raids over the weekend. (Hundreds of troops with air support seems pretty eager to me...)

It's really swell to be represented by the likes of Barry and Hillary - those are brave dudes!


Keyes: RINOs and the end of American freedom

From Alan Keyes Loyal to Liberty blog, linked here.

Home to roost: RINOs and the end of American freedom

March 27, 2010 Article link.

The headline screams “Obama’s health insurance rule it was a GOP idea.”

Republicans were for President Barack Obama’s requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it. The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that’s been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach.

Mitt Romney, weighing another run for the GOP presidential nomination, signed such a requirement into law at the state level as Massachusetts governor in 2006. At the time, Romney defended it as “a personal responsibility principle” and Massachusetts’ newest GOP senator, Scott Brown, backed it. Romney now says Obama’s plan is a federal takeover that bears little resemblance to what he did as governor and should be repealed.”

Anyone still in the GOP who claims to support the U.S. Constitution should read that paragraph from the AP propaganda meisters and realize how thoroughly they’ve been set up. They’ve been had; Punked; Played for fools; Taken down the garden path. For years RINO, pro-abortion forces have conned conservatives into aiding and abetting creeping socialism in America. With patter about “Big Tent” pragmatism, they’ve promoted an ideologically neutered culture of political relativism in the GOP. This requires pretending that from open pro-gay marriage pro-aborts like Rudy Giuliani; to pro-life, ‘big-government conservative’ oxymorons like Mike Huckabee they are all equally good guys; any one of them a great choice for America, just as long as they claim a Republican label. Taken individually, each represents a position that abandons or contradicts either the principles or the logic or the rational policy consequences of coherent conservatism. Taken together, they utterly destroy its consistency. But only candidates like them are viable, we are told. No others have any chance of winning.

By others, of course, they mean principled, coherent conservatives who advocate policies consistent with the principal goal of conservatism, which is to preserve, protect and defend liberty and the constitutional form of government that implements it. Behind the smoke screen of “Big Tent” rhetoric, they won’t punch your Republican ticket for admission until and unless you embrace at least one position that accepts, in principle or consequence, the assumption that socialism is inevitable and liberty is doomed. In the 2008 Republican primaries every one of the candidates touted as “viable”, and therefore worthy to be heard, paid the price of admission. Even an arguably consistent conservative like Ron Paul sounded suspiciously like Obama when he spoke about national security and foreign policy issues.

This insistence on political relativism deprives grassroots conservatives of a true and effective champion. It applies the conservative label to a self-contradictory mishmash that ends up seeming like something contrived to mask heartless selfishness, greed and imperialist ambition. In other words, it plays right into the caricature the left has developed to discredit conservatism. More importantly, it allows the elite forces of the left liberally to seed the GOP with double agents. As elected officials, these double agents emerge at key moments to sour the prospects for adopting and implement conservative legislation and policies (as John McCain so infamously has done.) As purported spokesmen for the “conservative” GOP they emerge in the media to validate and legitimize key elements of the leftist agenda. “How can anyone accuse so and so of being a left wing extremist when this or that Republican takes the same position?” As a result of this set up, the coherent, persuasive conservative cause can be banished as intolerant and inflexible. It’s logical and rational policy consequences can be stigmatized as extreme. And the governing conservative plurality of the electorate, that would otherwise coalesce to determine most American elections, can be prevented from rallying ’round what would be its unifying and therefore ultimately victorious standard.

Until now the RINO strategy could have been mistaken for nothing more than a shrewd way of eliminating competitors, and assuring that no true conservative could again achieve anything like Ronald Reagan’s ascendancy. But it was always more sinister than that. We have come to the moment that reveals its potentially decisive role in overturning the liberty of the American people, and the preeminent world position liberty has secured for them. A radical consolidation of power is taking place, putting it firmly in the hands of the elite few. The health sector takeover is a decisive aspect of that consolidation. Once it is entrenched, the overtly or covertly socialist minority will have become the exclusive gatekeepers of access to the promise of life and death. The demise of the old communist empire proved that controlling money and the means of production is not enough to prevent the uprising of liberty. Neither is external propaganda that indirectly manipulates the mind by controlling perception. The root of liberty lies in a psychological reality beyond the reach of such indirect methods. People are ultimately not controlled by what they see, but by what they worship, for that determines how they understand and react to what they see.

For decades the moral aim of the elite enemies of liberty has been to replace the worship of the invisible, essentially non-material Creator God of Biblical tradition with worship of the body, the idol of living flesh. Sensual comfort and pleasure dictate the rites of worship. But it is the preoccupation with physical death that ultimately assures submission to its will. “When you have your health, you have just about everything” the commercial whispers. There is a fearful corollary: if you lose your health, you lose everything. The stage is set to orchestrate the trial of hope and fear by which a free people will be condemned to lose their liberty.

The health care takeover is the final step before sentence is carried out. On the excuse that it’s needed to assure physical health, the principle of despotism is being introduced, as it has always been, under the guise of benevolence. Rights, which America’s founding principles defined in terms consistent with liberty, are offered instead as the product of benevolent coercion. Americans, until now challenged to live as responsible adults, are to be reduced again to the traditional role historically reserved for the masses-that of children ever under the watchful control and tutelage of their betters, the elite dictators for good, who will treat them as caring parents would.

But many Americans have not lost the prudent common among that characterized the founders of the American republic. If people are no better than children, who cannot be trusted to do themselves any good, then people entrusted with unchecked government power are children armed to do others the utmost harm. All of human history, including the depraved saga of communist people’s and soviet socialist republics, reiterates and proves the point. Unchecked elite power leads to unbridled repression, ending ultimately in massive slaughter and human misery. The American elite will be no exception. In fact, among them the triumph of moral relativism couples with habits of arrogant sensual indulgence that shrugs off all natural limits. Impatient of any boundaries, they are likely to explore frontiers of inhumanity that will make twentieth century totalitarians seem like poorly outfitted tyros. And like the computer hackers who occasionally wreak massive havoc upon the innocent enterprise of others (just to prove they can), they will take pride and pleasure in their handiwork.

No people in their right mind would consent to be the guinea pigs for this renewed experiment with elite despotism; especially not the American people. Therefore, they must be conned and punked and shammed into it. Right now the keys to a successful con are RINOs like Mitt Romney and Scott Brown, and the supporting cast that gives them credibility. Against the seemingly innocuous backdrop of American politics as usual, they represent the decisive sleight of hand, the culminating focus for distraction and confusion. In the midst of it, the elite enemies of decent freedom will lock in place the machinery of coercion and manipulation that completes the fences of the soul, the shackles of mind and heart that will first mollify and then subdue, and finally extinguish the ‘genius of the American people.’

If you are looking for hope in the face of this thus far entirely successful subversion of the American republic, think hard about what we have said: People are ultimately controlled not by what they see, but by what they worship. It is not for nothing that the elite subversives seek to banish the God of the Bible and of Jesus the Christ. For only if we restore America’s faith, will we have just about everything we need to restore and preserve America’s freedom.


The Cloward-Piven Strategy

More housekeeping: Ever since starting this blog I've been meaning to write about the Cloward-Piven Strategy - a destructive tactic developed by two Marxist Columbia University professors decades ago. Obama's entire existence has revolved around implementation of this strategy of contrived crisis in order to fundamentally transform America into a totalitarian socialist state.

This is the strategy used by ACORN to force banks to lend to unworthy home buyers - one of the seeds of our economic cesspool. Back in the day, it was a young Barack Obama (ACORN's lawyer) who sued Citigroup to set things in motion.

This link takes you to a fabulous video on the subject: Apathetic USA

Peak oil. Economics. Societal upheaval. Collapse. Read all about it!

As I keep warning people, it's later than we think. Much later. This Financial Sense guest editorial sums up our predicament fairly well. (And a h/t to "peak oil john" for forwarding this weeks ago. My failure to post it in a timely manner in no way reflects on the importance of the info herein.)

Here's the link.



In light of passage of the health care takeover/police state legislation: "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience." - John Locke


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Various versions of this are floating around the web:

Let me get this straight......we're trying to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president that also is exempt from it and hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

What the hell could possibly go wrong?

(h/t to tacmotusn @ survivalmonkey)


The (Housing) Ides of March

9.47% of all residential mortgages are delinquent. Another 4.58% are in foreclosure. That's over 14% of all residential real estate in distress right now.

Add in two more bad players: 1) The coming option ARM meltdown, and 2) The Fed no longer buying mortgage backed securities as of this month, which subtracts $70 billion a month of capital from the mortgage industry. Capital that will be difficult to find elsewhere at such low rates, due to the risk.

As always, to understand what happened you simply follow the money. The powers that be used borrowed, taxed and printed money to prop up the real estate market. Who benefits? Only the government and the bankers, who just charged US to shore up THEIR assets. What we got is sky high debt, a dysfunctional economy and an unnecessarily high cost of living - all to keep the banksters solvent. As a bonus, we look into a highly insecure future in which collapse is more - far more - plausible than recovery.

This whole mess should have been allowed to crash. That would have been painful, but a real recovery would be well underway by now. We had the choice: a brief sharp pain, felt mostly by the bankers, or... ...intergenerational suffering for us, while the bankers cash more bonus checks!

What suckers we've been.

Since I Just Brought Up Health Care...

...I keep forgetting to point out that the Republican "alternative" spells certain doom for private health care too.

They propose allowing people to buy their health insurance across state lines, in order to get the best price. That won't work. If your doctor is in Manhattan, he's paying a lot more for everything - taxes, space, staff, supplies, etc., etc., etc. The doc has to pass those costs along (if he wants to eat!) to the patient, and that's why insurance in New York costs more than insurance in Arkansas or Wyoming!

Then there's the issue of state mandates, which vary from state to state. If your state is heavy on unfunded mandates, you'll pay more. (A feel good legislature is an expensive legislature.) States with large populations tend to be high cost in both areas - operating expenses AND mandates.

Then there's the specter of indigent care. That ain't free either - the cost is just shifted to the insured and the taxpayer. We don't need to Californicate the entire industry here, folks!

Furthermore, the insurance industry is the last major industry NOT regulated by the feds. Your state insurance commissioner is the highest authority, and it should stay that way.

If the feds dictate that anyone can buy a health plan from anywhere, all rates will rise to the highest level found anywhere. That'll screw all the people smart enough to not live in Manhattan or San Fransicko in the first place.

Same goes for the proposal to eliminate exclusions of pre-existing conditions. Here's an analogy: If you buy full coverage for your car, they want to know what damage already exists. If the car isn't brand new off the lot, they want pictures. Any such damage is a pre-existing condition. If you want to be able to go without insurance, wreck your car and buy coverage the next morning, that would be known as a social program. It sure as hell isn't insurance! If you eliminate those exclusions, that means insurers won't be able to underwrite for risk. Premiums will skyrocket, and they (the Demo/Publicans) know it. They can't wait for the day the feds can come in and take over.

First they wreck it, then they take it over. That's the formula, and it works over and over and over. These power grabs have been going on for more than a century. If you want to know what's really happening here, read the history of the regulation and taxation of railroads. Then read about the federal bailout of Penn Central. You may not have heard of that line, but it's still running today, with a huge and growing taxpayer subsidy. These days it's called Amtrak.

At the end of the day, the Republican fix is not a fix at all, unless you change the meaning of the word. As in, the "fix" is in. They ALL want to destroy the industry, in order to lay claim to it's reserves. Just like your social security money. Just like your 401k.

Things are so far gone that the government is reduced to one-time acts of economic cannibalism just to buy a few more months in control.

To the feds/banksters, this is just another harvest. Don't be the crop.

Firearms Freedom Act, Take Five!

South Dakota joins Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Tennessee in signing a firearms freedom law into effect. If you don't know what this is, these laws are on the leading edge of retaking state's rights under the Tenth Amendment. Specifically, they state that the manufacture and sale of firearms within the state is exempt from any and all Federal control. Hence, outside the purview of the BATFE.

As with Wyoming's newly enacted statute, the South Dakota law includes specific fines and jail sentences for errant feds (and what other kind is there?) who interfere in state business.

This is the EXACT argument that states will use to get out from under the federal takeover of health care. We need to do two things:

1) Pay attention, and support all such efforts.

2) Educate. This is the teachable moment of our time. Dissatisfaction with federal power grabs is at an all time high. Teach everyone you know about the Tenth Amendment. Show them how the gun argument and the health care argument are one and the same, and that the feds have no business in either! Then, pick your next favorite federal encroachment and show how it fits as well. Each one teach one. Now!


More on the Deficit

OK - I just bitched about the astonishing February deficit of $220.9 Billion. Here are more disturbing numbers:

Feb. Entitlements: $164 Billion
Feb. Expenditures: $328 Billion

Feb. Revenue: $107 Billion

Entitlements are half of expenditures, and boomers haven't even retired yet.

Subtract entitlements, and they still can't pay for the rest.


One wonders how this house of cards could still be standing. This brings us to interest rates, which remain artificially low to prop things up. Typically, the more a borrower owes, the greater the risk of lending to him. Higher risk means higher interest rates. Of course, with the cozy owner/slave relationship between the Fed and the US Government, that rule has been suspended and interest on government debt figures minimally in the equation.

Or does it?

You see, high interest rates are just one way to collect. There's another - namely inflation. If you're a central banker, you can simply print the interest, thereby taking it from the people in a way that they can't even understand, much less fight. But the interest will be paid!

So, look for published interest rates to stay low ("facade maintenance") while the cost of living soars. Not the government figure either - the real one that includes fuel and food.


Annual Deficit: $2.65 Trillion?

Despite being a short month, February's federal deficit came in at $220.9 Billion. That's $2.65 Trillion a year.

Words fail me.


Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his shoes,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his burgers,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find some ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he hollers;
Tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

More on the Police State

We've all grown weary of the old saw that America has 5% of the world's population but uses 25% of the world's energy.

But how about this: America has 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoners!

Lying cops. Fabricated evidence. Asinine drug laws. Unreliable witnesses. Blackmailing prosecutors. Mandatory sentences. Corrupt judges. Wrongful convictions.

A must read from Paul Craig Roberts via Lew Rockwell.

Picking the Meat From the Bones

Contempt, greed from police union boss:

Roughing us up on the streets is no longer enough

" They are like leeches, sucking the taxpayers dry, and that's an insult to leeches. At least leeches know when to let go."

Via Wm. Grigg at Pro Libertate

Letter to NASCAR

Sent just now, by e-mail:

To whom it SHOULD concern:

I just watched the replay of the Atlanta race and the Carl Edwards incident on Speed. Based on your "boys, have at it" policy it's likely this is the last NASCAR race I'll ever watch.

If NASCAR is going to descend to an NBA level of thuggery, you should spell it "boyz" just to be honest. Seriously. Perhaps you could change your name to Cirque du NASCAR or (if that's too elitist) simply ASSCAR.

I'm 51 years old, and have been a racing fan since age 9. I have personally raced everything from motorcycles to go-karts to cars. I've also crewed and spent plenty of time in hot pits at levels as high as Champcar. I cannot recall an example of such dangerous behavior that went not just unpunished but was, upon consideration, encouraged with a wink. I've watched and participated in examples of both highly gracious sportsmanship and adrenaline fueled red mist. Bad behavior comes with the territory, but it cannot be encouraged. Ever.

When, not if, a spectator, driver, crewman or NASCAR employee is injured or killed by this sanctioned dumbassery you will be sued. It's your policy to allow behavior that goes beyond dangerous to stupid, which voids any waiver of any kind. You've sanctioned reckless endangerment, and the result is foreseeable. You'll lose in court, and you deserve to. I hope it costs you tens of millions, and no one their life. (Should someone actually die as a result of this quest for viewers, it wouldn't disappoint me to see you charged criminally as well. Sad? Yes. Disappointed? No.)

This is more free legal advice than you deserve. If you don't have an attorney on staff, it's time to hire one. If you DO have an attorney, it's still time to hire one. I'd be fascinated to hear back from Mike Helton on this. Do you have the guts to show him this letter??

In utter disgust,


PS - It's never too late to admit a mistake and do the right thing. A lot of folks are watching, and not all of us are stupid...

Edit: A reply! "First and foremost, we want to thank you for your interest in NASCAR. You can be assured that we take your feedback seriously. Everyone at NASCAR understands that the success of our sport depends on the support of the fans.

We read every e-mail we receive from our fans and respond to as many as possible. Thanks again, and we hope you enjoy the rest of the season."


"if it moves tax it, if it keeps moving regulate it, if it stops moving subsidize it" - Ronald Reagan

Back when he said this, it was funny.


The Boy King and His Electric TelePrompTer

Either yesterday or today I caught a bit of the 4,388th or 4,389th Obama speech on matters economic. Whatever. Same speech, different day. Or same speech, same day. I have it - same speech every day. (Whew!) In the brief time it took to pick up the remote and turn the volume down, it hit me:

The reason Obama does so poorly without the TelePrompTer is that nothing he's saying comes from the heart. Nothing. He needs a script because he has to PRETEND he likes America. When that little screen goes blank, he's panicked. The reason for that panic is simple - he actually hates this country and wishes to destroy it. Every policy, every action is intended to do maximum harm to the very concept of America.

We've known that he hated America since before he was elected, but I just put two and two together regarding his consistent and abrupt descent from slick demagogue to babbling idiot whenever someone trips over the cord. He stumbles and stutters without his scrolling script because every word he utters in public must, by definition, be a carefully crafted lie. A big lie.

This is the guy who for twenty years sat in church and soaked in the rabid sermons about aids being a plot against blacks, with fanatical screams of "God Damn America" echoing in his otherwise vacant skull. It's not just that he doesn't care - it's that he's so far gone in loathing us that he can't even fake any caring on his own. He needs a script!

He's the destroyer, and he's hard at work. He's bankrupting us, financially, morally and physically, domestically and internationally. He's reducing America to true third-world status, and positioning us as an acquisition target for the new world order. Everyone who predicted that America would brought down from within is being proven right. Right here, right now, and right in front of us.

Turn up the volume, and pay attention!


The Thrill of Discovery

I was poking around on the web this morning and discovered Pro Libertate - the blog of William Norman Grigg, who wields a mighty keyboard. I have some reading to do! Pro Libertate is now linked from here.

A taste of recent gems, to whet the appetite:

"The desire for power frequently begets petty hypocrisy, which is among the world's most tragically abundant resources."

"The following year, Sitting Bull and his allies annihilated Custer's force at the Battle of Greasy Grass, an engagement the losers refer to as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. That Sioux triumph is the last victory won by any Americans in an armed struggle for freedom prior to the Branch Davidians' successful defense of their home against the ATF's criminal assault in February 1993. Alas, both of those triumphs proved to be tragically reversible."

"In fact, when former federal judge Andrew Napolitano observed that state legislatures have the authority to enact health freedom measures intended to nullify Obama's proposed "health care" legislation, Neiwert's reflexive response was to traduce the judge as a proto-Klansman, rather than to engage his argument in the fashion of a practicing adult. (In a moderated debate with Judge Napolitano, Neiwert would be whipped more thoroughly than a pint of heavy cream in a French pastry shop.)"



This video has been around for a while, but today marks the second time in a week that a well-meaning acquaintance forwarded the link and suggested I join. Not in this lifetime!

Behind this slick faux patriot facade lurks Hollywood leftist Norman Lear. Yes, THAT Norman Lear - founder of People for the American Way, the rabid gay rights/anti-Christian group. Lear's PFAW is managed by Hollywood lefties such as Kathleen Turner and Alec Baldwin.

From Wikipedia: "Located in Washington, D.C., People For the American Way monitors what it characterizes as "right-wing" activities, conducting rapid response, political lobbying, and volunteer mobilization. In addition, the organization's affiliated foundation (People For the American Way Foundation) runs programs designed for voter education and politically progressive infrastructure building. People For Foundation programs include Young People For, which identifies, trains, and supports future progressive leaders; the Young Elected Officials Network, which identifies and supports progressive elected officials from around the country who are under the age of 35; and African American Religious Affairs, which mobilizes and supports progressive activism in African American congregations and communities."

Lear also birthed Declare Yourself - a progressive non-profit that is focused on registering young left-wing voters. They'll register you to vote online, and they'll even text you to remind you to vote! (What passes for citizenship is so easy these days!) Declare Yourself partners with theyoungestcandidate.com which encourages 18 year-olds to run for office. Really. From Declare Yourself, you can click on a link and get your own free download of "The Youngest Candidate's Guide to Becoming a Community Organizer!"

(Who needs Ipecac syrup when we have terms like progressive and community organizer???)

And, get this: BornAgainAmerican.org was launched in Washington DC at the Obama inauguration.

This is no spontaneous grassroots effort. This is well orchestrated propaganda. It's how they play us. Knowing our love of country, they plan to suck us in to the latest front organization of their notorious leftist group, where our time, energy and money will be wasted. This is aimed primarily at young people, who know dang well something is terribly wrong in America, but lack the life experience to figure out who's to blame.

Imagine what it would take for a bunch of leftists to write and produce a Patriotic Gospel music video (Sure...) On the surface, the song has a nice sentiment. (Of course it does. Sentiment is their stock in trade.) Note the sophisticated production, and think about the money spent to film at all those locations. Note the studio quality equipment at every location - multiple mikes and all.

These are not our friends. We live in an age where all the paved roads lead back to slavery. If you want to be free, you'll have to blaze your own trail. Watch, but only to understand their slick tactics.


Q: What's the difference between Barack Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?

A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society.
The other is for housing prisoners.

Jesus Plus Nothing = Global Theocracy

It's hard to know where to start on this one. You just have to read it for yourself.

An unsettling article from Harper's


Going Postal

Hardly anything happens by mail anymore. With e-mail, cell phones, texting, Facebook, voice mail, Twitter and electronic banking the post office is struggling to make ends meet on much lower mail volumes. Plans are afoot to halt Saturday mail deliveries, to help with the Post Office budget shortfall/deficit/screwup.

I think this is a bad idea. Instead, they should continue to deliver mail 6 days a week but assign each carrier two routes - one gets deliveries Mon, Wed, Fri and the other gets deliveries Tue, Thu, Sat.

Nobody would wait more than one mail day longer than under the current scheme, and mail volume is down so much that two days worth of mail won't be a much of a burden for the carriers.

The postal service could lay off half the carriers and get rid of half its fleet, yielding a budget surplus big enough to justify cutting the price of postage. That might just put them back in the game!

(Funny - I sent this idea to them five years ago, and haven't heard a thing. Next time, I'll use e-mail...)

While you're waiting for them to do something brilliant you might stock up on a few forever stamps as a hedge against the reality of the situation.

Earthqake Survival

This is a forward of a forward of a forward and I don't have the author's name - from comments I believe it was penned by a relief worker in Haiti.


1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are crushed to death. People who get UNDER objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, large chair or other large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created.. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

6) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs.. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

7) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

8) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

9) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone's life... The Entire world is
experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!


Letter Home from a Farm Kid

A tip of the hat to Dave for forwarding this gem:

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are.

Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps
beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before
all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in
bed till nearly 6 AM. but I am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is
smooth your cot, and shine some things.

No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to
split, fire to lay.

Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad,there's warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice,
cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak,
fried eggplant, pie and other regular food,

But tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the
two city boys that live on coffee.

Their food plus yours holds you till noon when you
get fed again.

It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on 'route marches,'
which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us.

If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him

A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home.

Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

This will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep
getting medals for shooting. I don't know why.

The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and it
don't even move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All
you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load
your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat
training. You get to wrestle with them city boys.

I have to be careful though, they break real

It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home

I'm about the best they got in this except for that
Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake.

I only beat him once.

He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6'
and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join
before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,



Tourist Info

If gas prices aren't too high this summer, here's an idea for a family trip: