2011 - The Year We Take Back Congress and Make Obama's Life Hell!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Its My Blogoversary, but,...

Gentle readers,
I started this blog 7 years ago on a lark and it helped me connect to a lot of great, right-minded people.

I've seen the re-election of "W" and the slow undoing of our glorious Republic; I've seen the Phillies phinally make it to the Big Show, the Flyers, Wings, Soul and even the Beagles put Philadelphia on the map.

But this year, too many personal issues have taken their toll and I find myself just not having the heart to invest the time and energy to put together post after post railing against the injustices of the world.

Its been a great ride, but now I have to walk away. I'll still be shooting my mouth off on Facebook, if you're interested.

I'd like to thank some of the great people who've shared my journey, among them:

Denny a/k/a Captain America

Wyatt Earp

Bill Shaw

Lisa Corleto

Alex Charyna

The entire gang at PAWaterCooler

and many others who've gone by the wayside.

Fare Thee Well!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Dumb-o-crats Still Can't Figure It Out?


The progressive Democratic group MoveOn.org issued a statement Thursday afternoon warning of a potential "betrayal of everything Democrats stand for.”

“Reports that the White House is negotiating a secret debt deal directly with House Republicans that could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security with limited or no immediate revenue increases are deeply troubling," the group's executive director Justin Rubin said. “The Democratic base did not work night and day to elect Democrats so that they could cave to Tea Party extremists...."

No, jackass - that's what the voters forced you to do back in November 2010!!  Keep it up, bankrupt America, and you'll "cave" to more Tea Partiers in November 2012, too!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Goodbye, Farewell, and Thanks For All the Fish,....

What's Russian for "utter failure?"

After decades of inspiring millions around the globe, space shuttle Atlantis made a final, picture-perfect touchdown at Kennedy Space Center at 5:56 a.m. EDT -- ending the shuttle program.

"Job well done, America," mission control told pilot Doug Hurley and the thousands watching and listening to the landing in the pre-dawn dark.

There was a clear sense of nostalgia on the part of both crew and staff at Kennedy Space Center, as the ship made its final arrival safe and sound.

"Having fired the imaginations of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time -- its voyage at an end," reported mission control.

"Mission complete, Houston," Hurley responded. "After serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle has earned its place in history. Atlantis has come to a final stop."

"It’s been 30 great years for the Space Shuttle program," said Bill Nye, executive director of the Planetary Society, in a statement on the landing. "With this venerable space vehicle retired, it’s on to the next adventure."

The shuttle signaled its approach with its signature dual sonic booms as Atlantis slowed to subsonic speeds at around 5:52 a.m. -- an incredible experience, said former shuttle astronaut Tom Jones.

"Everything seems to accelerate" when you're landing a shuttle, he told Fox News. "It's like going down a dirt road in a dump truck."

30 years advancing humanity into space and one administration driving America into near-bankruptcy and we have to take a backseat to Russia when it comes to psace exploration! Nice going, Barry!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Vile and Disgusting"

And coming from the leader of the DNC,...pretty much sums up the party's profile!

| FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida is standing by an incendiary email he sent to a Democratic colleague after she criticized him in a speech on the House floor.
"I think it's important to stake my ground," West told Fox News when asked about his email to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. "It was about enough is enough, and it's my right to say that. She is the one elevating this."

In her remarks on the House floor, Wasserman Schultz had said: "The gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable from a member from south Florida."
She was alluding to a GOP-backed bill to reduce the debt and amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The House later approved the bill 234-190, but it is unlikely to pass the Democratic Senate.
West, who is in his first term, wasn't shy about his online outburst. He sent his email to numerous lawmakers, as well as Wasserman Schultz and other congressional leaders. The subject line of the email: "Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman Schultz."
The e-mail said: "Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up."

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello, Kettle? Its the Pot on Line 2,....

The Obamessiah, pontificating on the debt issue:

Obama portrayed Boehner as the victim of intransigent members of the House Republican caucus. Seeming to allude to last November’s elections, in which Republican gained more than 60 seats in the House, Obama lamented, “This is part of the problem with a political process where folks are rewarded for saying irresponsible things to win election or obtain short-term political gain … .”

"Nuff said,....

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Jurisprudence FAIL (Or,..When Did OJ Get a Sex-Change Operation?)

If the duct tape don't fit, you must acquit!
Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter

A Florida jury has cleared Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, bringing to a close a case that has captivated the American public for more than three years.

Anthony, 25, wept after the clerk read the verdict, which jurors reached after less than 11 hours of deliberation over two days.

She was charged with first-degree murder, which could have brought the death penalty if she had been convicted, but the jury, after a trial lasting more than a month, found her not guilty on all charges related to Caylee's death, including aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter. She was convicted of four counts of lying to investigators and could receive up to a year in jail for each count when Judge Belvin Perry sentences her Thursday.

BTW - Irony, Defined - Kim Kardashian, who's father helped OJ Simpson escape justice, tweets "WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!"

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Sports FAIL

Levet breaks shin jumping in lake

INVERNESS, Scotland - Thomas Levet could miss next week's British Open after breaking his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open.
The former Ryder Cup player has a cast on his leg as a result of his exuberant celebration at the 18th hole at Le Golf National on Sunday, ruling him out of the Scottish Open starting at Castle Stuart on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Levet's management company, IMG, says he is receiving "intense treatment to the fracture" and will consult with a specialist this week in a bid to make the Open.

Levet leaped into a lake after beating England's Mark Foster and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen by a shot, ending his 25-year wait to win his home championship.

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Its not just burgers, hot dogs, barbecues and fireworks.  245 years ago, brave men sat down, aired their final grievances with a tyrannical king and set in motion an idea never before heard and, even today, is the blueprint for freedom and democratic rule!

Always remember, NEVER forget!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Yes, I'm Still Here!

Sorry for the lack of entertainment lately, but a LOT of s**t from the past two years has finally caught up to me and knocked me for a standing 8 count.

Most days, I really don't have the will or energy to post the never-ending foibles of entertaining idiots like Obama, or locally, Mayor Squidward Nutter as he marches Philadelphia straight into the history books, or opine on the "Hope for Change" that is Perry, Pawlenty, Bachmann and Santorum (to name a few).

Diagnosing something like PTSD is only half the fun.  Finding the cause and hoping its the right one,...aye, there's the rub!  Every doctor has an idea and they're right while everyone else is wrong.  Its expensive and time-consuming.  Having insurance is great, but insurance with Obama's jackboot,...footprint all over it sucks.  The cheap and dirty way to find the light at the end of the tunnel is to throw meds at the symptoms and hope you get the right balance.  I'm watching how that dance is playing out in some of my friends and co-workers and I don't like it and I fear for them and pray the land on their feet before it all spins out of control.

This wasn't supposed to be a rant or a sob story, so hold off on the pity replies.  I'm still here and I still have a lot to say.  Until then, stay safe, drop by and read what I have to say (for a change) or at least visit some of my friends on the right.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Not Enough O's in Stupid,.....

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Three young women escaped a sinking SUV after a direction from a rental car GPS unit sent them down a boat launch and into the Mercer Slough near Bellevue early Wednesday.

The driver apparently thought she was on a road while following her GPS unit just after midnight - but she was actually heading down the Sweyolocken boat launch.

"We've seen sitcom parodies of something like this and to actually see it is surprising," said Lt. Eric Keenan with the Bellevue Fire Department.

The road was dark and the driver crashed the SUV into the water in Mercer Slough Nature Park.

"I don't know why they wouldn't question driving into a puddle that doesn't seem to end," Keenan said.

He says one of the women immediately jumped to safety.

"We understand the other two women tried to stay with the SUV as long as they could by standing on these side door frames, but they finally had to wade to safety when the vehicle kept drifting out farther into the slough," Keenan said.

All three women made out safely, but the SUV was completely under water.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

If At First You Don't Succeed.....

Not to make fun of mental illness, but,....

After at least 10 documented suicide attempts spanning several years, Francisco Solomon Sanchez finally succeeded in killing himself last Friday, reports the Pasadena Star-News.

The 41-year old man from Duarte jumped from the 210 Freeway overpass and was hit by at least one car. The LA County Coroner ruled that his death was a suicide.

Sanchez had actually jumped from the same overpass in 2003, and used prosthetic legs as a result of that failed attempt. His efforts have landed him in mandatory psychiatric evaluation in the past, but health and safety officials are limited when it comes to mental health interventions. In LA County, people can be held involuntarily in a psychiatric health facility for up to 72 hours. The person can be held for an additional 14 days against his or her will only if certain criteria are fulfilled


And Euro-Socialism is Supposed to be a GOOD Thing, President Obama??

The United States' military alliance with Europe — the cornerstone of American security policy for six decades — faces a "dim, if not dismal" future, U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in a blunt valedictory address.

In his final policy speech as Pentagon chief, Gates questioned the viability of NATO, saying its members' penny-pinching and lack of political will could hasten the end of U.S. support. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed in 1949 as a U.S.-led bulwark against Soviet aggression, but in the post-Cold War era it has struggled to find a purpose.

"Future U.S. political leaders — those for whom the Cold War was not the formative experience that it was for me — may not consider the return on America's investment in NATO worth the cost," he told a European think-tank on the final day of an 11-day overseas journey.

Gates has made no secret of his frustration with NATO bureaucracy and the huge restrictions many European governments placed on their military participation in the Afghanistan war. He ruffled NATO feathers early in his tenure with a direct challenge to contribute more front-line troops that yielded few contributions.

Even so, Gates' assessment Friday that NATO is falling down on its obligations and foisting too much of the hard work on the U.S. was unusually harsh and unvarnished. He said both of NATO's main military operations now — Afghanistan and Libya — point up weaknesses and failures within the alliance.

"The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress — and in the American body politic writ large — to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable partners in their own defence," he said.

Without naming names, he blasted allies who are "willing and eager for American taxpayers to assume the growing security burden left by reductions in European defence budgets."

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

This is Why Bullets Are Cheap and Efficient

A Danish pharmaceutical company says it's desperately seeking a way to stop US prisons from executing people with its epilepsy drug Nembutal. “We are horrified at this fact, and we are looking at ways to prevent prisons from getting this drug,” a spokesman for Lundbeck A/S said. “At first we considered stopping production of this product but there is a medical need for it and hospitals pleaded with us not to.”

The drug, generically used as pentobarbital, was originally designed for epilepsy, and has also been used to euthanize animals. But thanks to a shortage of sodium thiopental, some states have been trying to sub it in to their lethal injection cocktails. “When we first learned of this misuse of our drug we went public and protested strongly to the relevant prison governors and state politicians,” Lundbeck’s CEO tells the Wall Street Journal. Nembutal makes up only a tiny portion of Lundbeck’s sales.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

What Price Freedom?

On the 6th hour of the 6th day of the 6th month, 1944, members of the Allied Forces made a bold attack on a heavily-fortified French beach.  Nearly 1500 Americans lost their lives in the offensive, but a year later, the mighty Nazi regime collapsed and peace in Europe was finally achieved.

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

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