Friday, June 27, 2008

We'll Be Martians

Now that we can grow asparagus on Mars, and now that we know that there is more ice on the Martian North Pole than there will be on Earth's this summer, I just know that we'll be colonizing in short order. Now is the time to begin planning, but there is a snag. Since we can't find any smart politicians here on Earth, the colonists will be hard pressed to forge a Martian Constitution. Before we even begin, it is imperative that we get it right. After all, it will be a brand new start, and we must avoid the same mistakes that have made our original planet nearly uninhabitable.

The asparagus is a good start. It's healthy and will grow in abundance in the Martian soil. Turnips are another favorite of Martian soil, so we now have variety all laid out for us. My position is that the very first article of the new Constitution should ensure that there will be no such thing as a McMartian Burger. Fast food joints are out! The peripheral benefit of this is that it will also preclude the need for cars, so we have little chance of jeopardizing the newly discovered ice.

We'll also be like superpeople on Mars, because the gravity is only 38% of ours. Right from the start we'll all be svelte, what with only weighing 38% of what we weigh here, it stands to reason that we should strive to keep it that way. Even the most rotund among the colonists will be pleased with the instant weight loss. They can even lie to those they correspond with back here on Earth, without really lying!

"Hey Joan, we made it to Mars, and I lost 186 pounds on the trip! I'm down to 114 lbs.!:)". Joan will wish she had volunteered, even if she hates turnip.

I plan on being first aboard that maiden voyage, even if I will be somehow related de facto to Dennis Kucinich. Once I'm up there, he won't be able to hurt me anymore, anyway. One thing I will miss is Eddie Rabbit's I Love A Rainy Night, but how can I expect such a utopia without a small measure of sacrifice?

So, to those I will leave long and prosper.


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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Color Me Frustrated

Courtesy of my friend, SleeplessByTheSea

Color me frustrated, and call me Michelle McCain, because I’m going to borrow a phrase from both of them, Michelle Obama, and John McCain. My fellow, Americans, I have never been less proud of my country, than I am this evening. After the news today, that our Supreme Court decided to extend the gift of life to an evil child rapist, that doesn’t deserve to grasp for his next breath of air, and after their decision just last week to extend the rights of American Citizens to known enemy terrorists, I am dumbfounded.

I do not understand what is happening to our country. Our country is no longer what our founders intended. Every branch of government has been abused and quirked to overstep it’s boundaries, and cause even more grief for it’s citizens, instead of defending and protecting them. In both instances mentioned above, rapists and terrorists are treated with more respect that our own citizens. Congratulations to the liberal movement, for unwinding what took over 200 years to build, you have done a good job of shredding it, ever since the Viet Nam years.

No longer is it honorable to defend what is right. Instead, now, it is “PC”, to just pull everything you can out of your neighbor’s pocket, so everyone can have their fair share.

So, everyone, including illegals, can have what up until now was acquired only by those willing to put out the blood sweat and tears to get it. Let’s not offend anyone, and by golly, let’s not leave anyone out. The rich capitalists shouldn’t have it all. Nevermind that those rich capitalists are the ones that provide the jobs that you support your families from. Nevermind that those rich capitalists still gulp down the majority of the outrageous tax bills they are presented with, thanks to an out of control spending congress.

Could someone please step up to the plate, and show me where in our sacred constitution it says that the government is to run our lives? Where does it say the government is to provide for our needs? And, please, where does it state that our government should refuse us the use of our own resourses, so we can be left at the mercy of those in foreign lands that hate us, so they can improve their economy and kill ours?

Here we are on the eve of an election for new leaderships. We don’t have much choice.

One man has a terrific military record, but he is not connecting with the people. He clearly is not leadership material. On the other hand, we have a virtually unknown man that has literally only really served months in the senate, and yet he claims to have all of the answers we will ever need to live happily ever after. Nevermind he has no leadership experience. Nevermind he wants to have warm and fuzzy fireside chats with our enemies. And never mind that he has already proven to us he is not a great judge of character of who he places his trust in. He is going to “change” things. The problem with that is, he is talking about the same kind of changes the dems have been talking about for years….like higher taxes, which of course means even more spending. And lets not forget he wants to wave the flag, and bring our troops home. Shades of the Clinton years, when he downsized our military, and left us vulnurable. Nevermind, that there is still a worldwide jihad that has been declared, and they already murdered innocent civilians right here on our soil. Nevermind, that the current President has kept this country from another attack, by going on the offensive. It has been almost 7 years since we have had an attack here, yet they are still happening all over the world. Can Obama guarantee those same results by pulling our troops out of the Middle East? We already know we have sleeper cells righ here under our nose. What does he think they are here for? Or does he know something we don’t?

No, there’s not a whole lot to be proud of right now. Conservatives traditionally do not rebel. They do not protest often, and they do not riot. Instead they sit back and watch.

Well, they have sat quiet too long. The liberals have taken ever opportunity to change our entire Judeo~ Christian value system, that our constitution was based on. You don’t have to look far to see that. You can see it in our schools, you can see it in our workplaces, and you can see it in our media and entertainment. And sadly, I have little hope for this country to ever get back on the right track. We’re going to need the government to take care of it all, because they’ve done a masterful job of killing any incentive for the American dream.

(No wonder I’m)


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Call It A Victory For Sanity

Justice O'Connor was the quintessential "swing vote" for years, allegedly a Republican due to her nomination by Ronald Reagan. More often than not, she ruled on the liberal side of key issues. She has now been replaced by Justice Kennedy, the new "swing vote", another Reagan appointee and of late, another dismal disappointment.

His most recent crucial opinion bears out that disappointment in that he decided for all of us that child rapists do not deserve a punishment more "cruel and unusual" than their crimes. What the High Court neglected to interject was that at the very least, these bastards deserve equal punishment at the hands of some of societies other unsavory miscreants while living forever behind bars.

That being said, today we saw that even Kennedy is not stupid enough to rankle the feathers of mainstream America. He ruled with the majority in upholding the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. Many liberal entities have argued at length as to the meaning of the amendment and its intent, based on the wording:

A well regulated, Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

Those words have been argued ad nauseam for longer than I can say. The anti-gun lobby has historically focused on the first four words while true patriots have focused on the first five after the second comma: the right of the people. Today, for the first time, the Supreme Court of the United States settled the argument.

Now the lawsuits are beginning to roll; the case before the court was centered on the Washington D.C. ban on owning a anyone. Other cities across the nation are going to be sued en masse in short order, and mayors are already firing opening salvos as to their own interpretations of today's decision. The words "reasonable restrictions" will be part of the average person's lexicon by this time tomorrow, and the debate will rage on, despite what has been made clear; the people have a right to keep and bear arms.

The NRA is out front on this, of course:
Gun Lobby Quickly Sues To Overturn Chicago Ban

Look for a plethora of similar suits to follow, as the mainstream of America enjoys a rare victory over the insane encroachments they have endured for the last 50 years.

It may just be possible that the mentality of the '60's people has worn off, and the move to Europeanize America has been thwarted. I am filled with a renewed hope today.


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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Selective Indignation and Outrage

We Americans live in a country that has been commandeered by the insane. The inmates are truly running the asylum now. How else would one explain the trajectory on which we find ourselves? What possible explanation could there be for the inexplicable?

We have gone completely 'round the bend in an hysterical (and knee-jerk) effort to "protect the children" as a result of Columbine, Virginia Tech, and other tragic events. The by-product has been the implementation of ridiculous "zero tolerance" policies that have produced some of the most bizarre stories, which are then defended by the bizarre people who made them possible to begin with.

There have been a few of these stories of late, in the news, that fit to a tee the definition of insanity. Most recently we had the story of the Ohio first-grader, suspended for keeping the plastic knife the cafeteria distributed to him in the first place. This case is a bit of an anomaly since it is laced with a modicum of sanity, in that the parents are threatening to counter-sue the district for distributing dangerous weapons to children if they don't rescind the suspension. Kudos to them.

Then there is the New Jersey second-grader suspended for drawing a stick figure of someone shooting his friend with a water pistol. Zero tolerance was once again violated in this case, and the kid is in the news. Great.

Right about now, some liberal-minded person is reading this and thinking that these suspensions are a good thing since we can't have the children growing up in a "violent culture". That's all well and good, but I would remind such a reader that our species is, by nature, a violent one, but we have done a remarkable job at suppressing that urge in large measure, save for a handful who never got the memo. Or is it a handful?

For most of the civilized world, that question could be answered in the affirmative. For a very large segment of the psuedo-civilized, it would be a no.

So why do the very same people who clamor to remove weapons or the mere mention of them from our society turn a blind eye to a real threat? And why, oh why can't they see the clear and present danger in schools located in Alexandria and Fairfax, VA?

There was a story a while back about the teachings in a school called the Islamic Saudi Academy. It was alleged that the school was teaching hate, which it denied, of course. So The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, asked for textbooks to examine, a request that was denied. The commission was able to acquire 17 textbooks nonetheless, through other channels. What they found was disturbing.

The Associated Press reports that "Textbooks at a private Islamic school in northern Virginia teach students that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts from Islam, according to a federal investigation released Wednesday."

And an even more troubling excerpt:

The commission said it obtained 17 of the academy's textbooks through a variety of channels, including from members of Congress. The texts did appear to contain numerous revisions, including pages that were removed or passages that were whited out, but numerous troubling passages remained, according to the panel:
_ The authors of a 12th-grade text on Koranic interpretation state that apostates (those who convert from Islam), adulterers and people who murder Muslims can be permissibly killed.

_ The authors of a 12th-grade text on monotheism write that "(m)ajor polytheism makes blood and wealth permissible," meaning that a Muslim can take with impunity the life and property of someone believed guilty of polytheism. According to the panel, the strict Saudi interpretation of polytheism includes Shiite and Sufi Muslims as well as Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists.

_ A social studies text offers the view that Jews were responsible for the split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims: "The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people. A sly, wicked person who sinfully and deceitfully professed Islam infiltrated (the Muslims)."

One must wonder what was "removed or whited out" if those three examples were left in the text books. Nevertheless, this story will probably get minimal attention in the media, and the minimal coverage will be limited to publications that liberals denounce and therefore will not believe that there is a threat at all.

But they will continue to persecute 7 year-old school kids who draw innocuous pictures, and feel that they have served justice while ignoring a virtual curriculum of hate and depravity.



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Monday, June 9, 2008

The Wolf As Victim

There once was a flock of sheep who wanted nothing more than to graze peacefully in the meadow. Each day the shepherd and the sheepdog would lead them out to pasture and let them have their fill, but at the end of each day their number returning would be reduced by one or two. The sheep noticed this while the shepherd and sheepdog did not.

One day the sheep had had enough and insisted upon a meeting with the shepherd and sheepdog to make their concerns known. While they were peace-loving creatures, they were angry and demanded justice and protection. They informed the shepherd and the sheepdog that a Wolf was preying on them and wanted to eat every last one of them. Shocked at this, the Watchers summoned the Wolf for a consultation.

As the shepherd and the sheepdog relayed the concerns and accusations of the sheep to the Wolf, the Wolf became increasingly indignant at the charges. By the end of the meeting, the Wolf was crying while simultaneously threatening to sue the Watchers for impugning his character.

“I am a creature of this Earth just as you are,” sobbed the Wolf. “This injustice cannot go unchallenged.”

Unwilling to appear insensitive to the Wolf, the shepherd and the sheepdog assured the Wolf that they would persuade the sheep to cease and decist from this defamatory rhetoric and to convince them that their fears were unfounded. Smiling, the Wolf accepted the settlement.

Before they knew what had happened, the shepherd and the sheepdog were standing watch over an empty pasture.


There are so many situations to which to apply this scenario, I scarcely know where to begin. I guess that as good a place as any would be the Muslim connection. The Muslim community has been slowly but steadily instilling their way of life across Europe and while people try to point out that there is something wrong, they are shouted down as “intolerant” voices or “hateful”. Muslims have been successfully using Western laws to their advantage. Or insisting that their laws be adhered to in any non-Muslim country.

When they beat or rape their women and children, they expect other cultures to respect “their way”. When other cultures balk at said acceptance, they are deemed “intolerant”. Once labelled thus, those other cultures are quick to acquiesce in an attempt to appear “fair and tolerant”. Chalk one up for the opposition.

Another excellent example of this style of subversion and subterfuge is the utilization of the very same tactic as the left in our very own country. The beauty of this movement is the simple fact that our own left can be as overt as they wish in their quest to transform our country into that which they desire: a giant commune. A giant commune with an elite ruling class.

(One quick sidenote: Conservatives wish to preserve our way of life as we know it. Liberals are always seeking “progressive” change.)

Undoubtedly many readers have already succumbed to stage one of the plan, that being a pre-programmed reaction, however subliminal, to my last paragraph. “A giant commune!”, they will scoff. The very idea has been made to seem so ridiculous to us to a point where now is the perfect time to implement such a scheme. “Make them look until they no longer see.”

Take Mr. Wolf. He was smart enough to use the “system” to his advantage. Is he also smart enough to dress up as a “boy who cried Wolf” until he lulled the town into disbelief? I think he is, and I also believe that at least half the “town” is deep into REM slumber. I also fear that half of the half that is still awake will accuse me of being crazy.

That leaves one quarter of us to sound the alarm. I don’t like the odds.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

The Big Iraq War Lie

Yes. I have finally decided that I can no longer live with the lie that is the Iraq War and am ready to speak out against that lie. Many people are now feeling the effects of it and are struggling in their day-to-day lives to cope. It's time to expose this lie and let the people know once and for all that they have been duped.

Many will be angry with me from this point forward, but I truly believe that the cost is worth my conscience and so will not lose too much sleep over the anger of others. Sorry. The suffering of my fellow Americans is at the hands of their very own government, and I find that fact unconscionable. How our elected officials can sleep at night with the knowledge of what their lies have inflicted upon its citizenry is something I will wrestle with until the pain finally ceases.

A barrel of oil today surpassed the mark of $138/bbl. It rose by nearly ten percent, in one day. Gas prices in the next week, if this is a sustainable record, will top $5 per gallon, without question. And yet, we have been led to believe by our elected Congresspersons that this war was a war for oil. Despite the fact that we kicked the virtual shit out of the vaunted Iraqi Republican Guard in record time and are still waging an ongoing battle with a ragtag contingient of well-armed, so-called insurgents (funded and trained by a sovereign neighbor), we have not reaped the spoils of war. Those spoils would ostensibly equate to cheaper oil for the victorious conquerors.

So one must ask this of their "public servants", as well as the willing dupes who echo the tripe emanating from the lips of those servants: If this was an evil act perpetrated on the Middle East by a crazed oil man and his cohorts for nothing more than oil...why are we being subjected to the whims of those people who control that oil to this day?

With the resources America has beneath its own soil, it would stand to reason that the "oil barons" could have exploited their own land without shedding a drop of blood, save for the occassional dropping of an irate and charging female moose or caribou, however unfortunate and even more pertinent, rare, that scenario may have been. The reason this has not happened is not because those "oil barons" didn't think of it. It's because our own elected officials care more for their coveted positions than they do for the people.

The people have been clamoring for cheaper fuel since before anyone can remember. Bureaucrats have used that demand as a leveraging tool for equally as long. Are the lies a new tactic? Probably not, but the acceptance of them as validation for a political stance is relatively new, since people seem more willing in these times to slit their own throats to promote a belief contrary to their own best interests so long as it is fed to them by a lying government.

The Iraq war was not about oil. The ideological war is, and it may well be our undoing. God bless America.


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