Hopium, The All-Natural Drug!
Hopium......What a fine thing it is!
Just go to the Chi-Town Trib and READ ABOUT IT!!!!
The new drug of choice among Liberals; Media folks; and, anyone else bereft of a brain!
Many Now Notice Obama's Slight!
The soldier in charge notices:" Today, Command Sergeant Major Craig Layton, USA (Ret.) — who served as the Command Sergeant Major at Landstuhl — issued the following statement on Barack Obama’s canceled visit to Ramstein and Landstuhl:
“Having spent two years as the Command Sergeant Major at Landstuhl Hospital, I am always grateful for the attention that facility receives from members of Congress. There is no more important work done by the United States Army than to care for those who have been wounded in the service our country. While Americans troops remain engaged in two hot wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a steady stream of casualties to the hospital, and a steady stream of visitors who wish to meet with those troops and thank them for their service.
“Senator Obama has explained his decision to cancel a scheduled visit there by blaming the military, which would not allow one of his political advisers to join him in a tour of the facility. Why Senator Obama felt he needed an adviser with him to visit U.S. troops is unclear, but if Senator Obama isn’t comfortable meeting wounded American troops without his entourage, perhaps he does not have the experience necessary to serve as commander in chief.”
Allahpundit sez the NYT notices: IN THIS PIECE!
Meanwhile, at the WaPo Dana Milbank offers this succinct look at Obama: "Barack Obama has long been his party's presumptive nominee. Now he's becoming its presumptuous nominee."
Amen.....oh, and Dana's whole piece is worth reading.
The man seems to have a real problem connecting with other than those who have already annointed him.
"Obamanomics Is A Recipe for Recession!"
The Main Stream (Antique) Media yowl and cry about the terrible economy and use lots of terms indicating we are ready to tumble into a giant abyss of recession. HOWEVER, we are not there, and for more than a year as the screed continued we have not gone there. Now it appears less likely we will do so in today's economy.
UNLESS! Obama is elected (annointed) and implements his tax plans.Michael J. Boskin writes and exposes the numbers!
Facts are facts folks. Obamanomics are exactly what has caused recession in the past.
Obama is saying, in effect, we need to concentrate upon Afghanistan.
Today's news......the border-oriented militants (know by reasonable persons as terrorists) have attacked a government outpost. Result.........READ FOX!
They were beaten aside......There are NO bases for Al Quaida in Afghanistan. There are no footholds held by the Taliban. The locals, assisted by the existing US & other forces are holding and repelling ANY attack. Why the Obama emphasis on Afghanistan?To avoid dealing with answers for his W-R-O-N-G assessment of Iraq.Period!Shift the focus if you have no answers!
Another Obama wrong he wishes to hide! SURGE = Success
May God Have Mercy On.....The Victims!
I cannot be so gracious with the perp.....The Knoxnews blog has details of the heinous shooting and a particularly noteworthy sacrifice!
Some areas are sacrosanct......churches among them.
Shootings by "random selection" are the most impossible to justify.
An attack on the world???? Who knows. I'd bet not this assailant idiot!
Obama's NEW Message: "Be Like Republicans!"
Jay Tea at Wizbangblog explains!
The last line is worth repeating: "If he could only walk the walk as well as he talks the talk."
AMEN.....But then the question becomes....how many voters will connect the dots as has Jay Tea?
The answer to that one might be scary! Most of my friends who support Obama
simply buy in to whatever he offers carte blanche
THE ONLY PLACE DEMOCRATS WANT TO DRILL....
I guess I've listened to/read all the Dimocrat arguments, and still find it astounding they continue opposition and ignore the masses.Michelle Malkin has the story on her blog.
Things You Won't Read in The NYT!
From Barney White-Spunner: "There is an interesting piece of graffiti on a bridge near Basra. A fleeing militiaman has scrawled “We'll be back”; underneath an Iraqi soldier has scribbled in reply “And we'll be waiting for you”."
London Times HAS THE ENTIRE STORY!
"Change You Can Believe In.....In Iraq" But, not so you'd notice in the US MSM.
Gotta follow the Obama line!
This Has To Hurt! - Obamassiah, That Is!
NEAT AD BY McCAIN
How Obama and the Pelosi tribe plan to avoid this item as a debacle is beyond me.
Illegals....I Don't SEE No Illegals....Even IF They are Criminals!
San Fran Cisco!
You are a wonderful place of "hide-the-criminal" adventure.FOX Tells it like it is!!!!!
San Francisco....home of "hide the criminal"....Home of "we don't see no illegals!
GOD I am glad I do not live near there.
Political correctness gone berserk!!!!
These folks should enjoy a permanent trip to Russia to join a fellow-from my high school class who is just as loaded into idiocy!
NYT To McCain - We'll Publish Your OP-ED When it Mirrors Obama's!
WOW....No Bias here folks.....just move along, and ignore it!
The NYT, The Grey Lady, The Voice of Free Speech......
Just GO & READ THIS PIECE OF "Journalistic Freedom" FOR YOURSELF!
My God, is there no limit to the Obama bias voiced by the Antique Media????
None that I have found.GOLLLLL-EEEEE
as Gomer would have said......
I too am amazed at the blatant idiocy of the Old Media!
German Visit is "ObamaWORST?"
Title captured from the comments section of Ed Morrissey's piece on Obama's visit to Germany.
History, what history, I don't know no history!
Why are people unable to see the barrage of gaffs?
Obama "Cult" Following Encouraged by Anti-USA Europeans!
That is a mouth full....
It should be a "Head-full" for United States voters.....those who are not into starry-eyed devotion to the Obama, "The One", as now labeled by numbers of McCain supporters.
Neal Boortz, just back from a week in Europe lays it out this morning; "I''ve just returned from a week across the pond; London, Paris and Dublin. While there I had the opportunity to talk to journalists, pundits, political figures and businessmen. The message everywhere is the same. If Europeans could vote in the presidential election they would vote overwhelmingly for Obama, and the margins would be huge. The Obama margin right now in Germany is 49 percent. In France it is 51 percent and in Great Britain 30 percent.But there's concern as well. Concern about the type of following Obama has generated and the policies he will take with him to the White House.If you read the Barkin column you will find some interesting phrases: * " ...unease with the Illinois senator's cult-like following ..." * "a lot of people will have their illusions shattered if he does become president," * "Euphoria in politics is an invitation for disappointment,"What have I been telling you? I'm not the only one sounding this warning. Some Obama followers can be fairly categorized as a cult. We are watching mass hysteria at work. Even in Europe there are people who will tell you how wonderful Barack Obama is, and if you ask they why it is brook trout time. They just sit there with their mouths open sucking in oxygen. Some will tell you they like him because he's for "change." My my, how very profound.Just be ready. Toward the end of this week Obama will hit Berlin. Then it's off to France and Great Britain. Just wait until you see the crowds. You're going to think that a Beatles reunion has become a reality – including the dead ones.As you watch the mania being beamed back from Europe, I ask you to remember one important thing. Not too many months ago the Pew Research Center – and these are people with great expertise in European polling – said that 58% of all Europeans want to see the United States weakened. Now think about that for a minute. Do you want the United States to be weakened? It's not surprising that Europeans might want that. After all, a weaker United States might well mean a stronger Europe in international affairs and economic influence. That might be great for Europe, and we can understand Europeans wanting to bring this about. But when these Europeans start falling all over themselves during the Obama 2008 tour, try to remember what their goals really are. Are they slobbering all over Obama because they think he will be a wonderful and powerful world leader, or because they think that Barack Obama is the means to their desired end ... a weakened America.Can it be that the future of this country is going to depend on millions of voters snapping out of it – escaping the cult – and actually sitting back for a little session of sober thought on the choices at hand?"
Read all his thoughts at Neal Boortz' site!
One thing that stands out for me as the entire truth is the feeling, shared by many, but lost to the star-struck herd, is the fact that if elected Obama WILL NOT BE
what most who would vote for him hope he'd be.
Lets follow this as we move to convention time and then the post-convention polls and see how many American voters remain under the spell of "The One!"
Dem Plan To Cut Gas Use Succeeds....Now They MUST Tax to Cover Losses!
O.K., since you plebians followed our plan and stopped using so much gas, after we hiked the prices by avoiding drilling ANY WHERE!, we now MUST Hike taxes!!!!!
So Sayeth the Dems...as reported by Ed Morrissey: "Pork is the cholesterol of infrastructure. Whenever Congress attempts to address legitimate infrastructure needs, it signals open season on the taxpayers. In that bill last year, over $8 billion got spent on earmarks — the same amount that Congress says will be the shortfall this year for transportation needs, and the deficit they need to erase by raising the gas tax.
When gas was inexpensive, Congress could get away with that. Now that fuel prices have shot through the roof, taxpayers want relief, not a greedy Congress looking to get a piece of the action. If Congress demands sacrifice, then let it start with Congress and eliminate their pet projects from future transportation bills. The gas-tax holiday may be a silly idea, but a gas-tax penalty at this point in time has to set a record for political stupidity."
How true. YOU & I are being soaked by the Democrat idiots along every step of the way, and yet they wish us to vote for them????
Read Ed's entire presentation HERE!!!
Why would you vote for such people who wish to limit our solutions on fuel and still tax us when they do?
I am truly mystified!
Back on The Intelligent Design Idiocy!
Sayeth Charles Krauthammer: "Let's be clear. Intelligent design may be interesting as theology, but as science it is a fraud. It is a self-enclosed, tautological "theory" whose only holding is that when there are gaps in some area of scientific knowledge -- in this case, evolution -- they are to be filled by God. It is a "theory" that admits that evolution and natural selection explain such things as the development of drug resistance in bacteria and other such evolutionary changes within species but also says that every once in a while God steps into this world of constant and accumulating change and says, "I think I'll make me a lemur today." A "theory" that violates the most basic requirement of anything pretending to be science -- that it be empirically disprovable. How does one empirically disprove the proposition that God was behind the lemur, or evolution -- or behind the motion of the tides or the "strong force" that holds the atom together?"
His entire piece at WAPO is here!!!!
Intelligent Design is religion......Nuff Said!
Obama's New "National Security Force?"
This has been hidden from all but a few. The Antique Media have it buried so completely it is not being heard anywhere. Obama's camp is acting like he never said it.
He proposed this mysterious force in a speech.
Ed Morrissey HAS THE STORY!
Guess the media are now in full protection mode for Obama. If he proposes something stupid and illogical, they simply fail to report it.
I Can't Get No....Dee-pression!
Satisfaction is where you find it.
I find mine in the facts of the "Non-Depression"......
The Main Stream Media (read...ANTIQUE MEDIA!) are selling depression and have been for most of a year. They REALLY...REALLY....WANT a depression!
It ain't happening! JUST READ IT AND, if you're a recession nut...WEEP!!!
Obama Will Use "Advisors" To End War, Not Military Leaders!
This is just WAY TOO much an example of Obama's lack of knowledge!FROM AMERICAN THINKER!
Yeppers folks, this is the child of lack-a-knowledge we need running our country!
My God, he IS that dumb!
SEX IN SPACE - It Has Happened!
I, for one....perhaps just a person who has dreamed of such a tryst....am sure there has been a coupling of man/woman (I do not care to speculate on the male/male or female/female potential)...In one of our space vehicles. Perhaps such has also occurred in the Russian spacecraft!
It matters not in the long-view scheme of things, but it sure is interesting to speculate.
Perhaps an astronaut will write a book or a brief piece on their "out-in-space" adventures!
It would be neat to determine what has gone on in our spacecraft.
Odds are....we will never get a true and open admission of such escapades!
But, boy-o-boy, I'd like to know!
The views could have been astounding!
D.C. Mayor - "I'll Find a Way!"
This village idiot has determined that, despite the Supreme's ruling, he will find a way to ban something.....anything......!JUST READ IT!
The idea is, if we cannot disallow the gun of number one, perhaps we can disallow the gun of number 2!
These guys are clueless!!!!!!
The rules will prevail, and eventually they might try enforcing laws instead of opposing guns. Wanna bet the D.C. crime levels fall as soon as folks can arm themselves? I'll take that 2 to 1 odds!
Intelligent Design Takes A Drubbing!
In many parts of the country the espoused "Intelligent Design" teaching is being urged....and voted upon for our children's schools. Now, at last, a ruling in Pennsylvania that refutes that effort as unconstitutional and the judge gives a near-140 page read out of W-H-Y!THE STORY IS TOLD, WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE RULING, AT LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS!
Separation of church and state cannot be masked by a new name for teaching religious beliefs as science.
When "Hope & Change" Becomes "Politics-As-Usual"
Obama, the youthful beacon of that grand scheme for hope & change has jumped/leaped so far right in his last few days that one must now question what his real beliefs are going to be.
JammieWearingFools said, "Of course there's nothing much new in what the senator has done. In the lexicon of modern American politics, it's called a pivot. You campaign hard to the party's extreme in the primary election, where the base voters tend to be. Then, when the nomination is secure and there are no more idealists to be humoured, you pivot back to the centre. The only difference is that in Mr Obama's case the pivot is so hard and so fast that the entire Democratic Party is suffering from whiplash."
JWF's entire post is HERE!
The real question now is, IF ELECTED....what will Mr. Obama's stripes reveal? Will he then reverse course yet another time and return to his "actual" beliefs as a near-socialist leftie? Or, perhaps, he will remain somewhat middle-of-the-road in recognition of his limited ability to go full left?
One thing I really dislike about Obama is his oft-demonstrated ability to shed one skin to reveal a different one. I get the feeling I am dealing with the flavor-of-the-month and none of it is real!
With McCain, at least I know all the bad spots and weaknesses ahead of time (illegal immigration/health care & more)....and I do not near so much fear the possible reality of a post-election McCain. Well, actually, I do fear him as not to my political taste....but I still know where he is going to land in most situations. At least he is anti-pork while Obama is one of the pork kings of Congress.
Then I went to buy a phone!
It started out as a less-than-prime day. I felt a bit bad from the residue of attending the third-game of the Red Sox-Tampa Rays series. The games/series were fine as our newly-emerged Rays (formerly the Devil Rays) dealt with the Sox in good fashion to sweep the series. At any rate, I felt sluggish and was headed out to get my new phone.
It is a long story, but suffice it to say Duchess is already on Sprint, as is my laptop. I still had a heavy, clunky Nextel. My contract was clear and I wanted the Duchess' M520 slide phone. Sprint had called and offered bribes to us to switch my phone to Sprint and get back on a "family plan". I drove to our closest mall, Citrus Park, where there is an official Sprint store. They did not have the M520 in stock. They sent me across Tampa to North Dale Mabry store. After a 15 minute wait for a clerk available, he dutifully collected a phone, bluetooth, and charger for me. Then their computers went down. 90 minutes I was told.
I drove to the Elks Lodge, at the opposite end of Dale Mabry. Leaving there I found a closer Sprint store nearer the Lodge. In a short 65 minutes I had the phone, and all was right with my world, except the plan we had signed up fro could not be found by the store. I have the phone, and it even takes fairly good pictures. Now I have to call and reach the young lady who did the original plan so we can insure we are on the "family plan".
Why is it there days that nothing seems easy? 5 hours to buy a phone?
NYT - "We Has Met The Rubes; and THEY is US!"
This is more than a little entertaining. What if the New York Times suddenly decided Obama was not ready for prime time because of his flip-flop-flip-flop activity?
Consider the possibilities. Well, actually you do not need to....just read Tigerhawk's analysis
of NYT's latest!
Whatever they are doing, the NYT is NOT reporting....they editorialize on their editorial pages, on the front page, and even in their comic section where leftist comics outnumber right comics by 4 to.....ah, ..... well none!
DukeUPDATE: HERE IS THE NYT EDITORIAL.
Our "Gummit" In Action - Watch Your Wallet!
As noted in my description for this blog, I am an officer in our local Elks Lodge.
Recently we decided to eliminate our P. O. Box in favor of delivery at the Lodge.....saving me 5 trips to the post office each week. I dutifully filled out a change-of-address form more than a week prior to the change date of June 27th.
Now it is July 1st....5 days post-change.
No mail - & no pickups at our Lodge.
A trip to the area Post Office and a visit with a clerk sends me bonkers. When I asked why no change his response was......"We don't handle that here."
WHAT? The fellow is standing about 50 feet or so from the area where our postal delivery person sorts mail before delivering.
"We send the changes out to a special company who issues the change back to our delivery person."
WHAT? I asked if he could at least check on it since it has been more than a week since I left the change.
"No, we're not allowed to call the company. But, if you are still not getting mail this Saturday, then you can come back in and ask for a supervisor who can call them."
I wonder how many 42 cent stamps they had to sell just to pay for the paper trail so i could do without mail for who-knows-how-long?
Still think the "Gummit" should handle something as important as our healthcare? If so, you are hopeless.