I friended Chris Wysocki on Facebook this week because I read his blog regularly and he accepted even though I am a total stranger. Chris :-) Thanks for the add but you need to be careful who you friend on Facebook. That place is a viper pit of hackers, liberals, identity thieves and an ungodly explosions of cats.
Chris get’s my Quote of the Day Spot:
“Dear Leader is going to be very, very angry. And I suspect that the IRS just moved 9 names to the top of their Audit Now list.” SCOTUS nixes His Imperial Majesty’s recess appointments, Chris Wysocki
We are all on the audit list of the new, weaponized, IRS. They just hired 16k new employees to break our backs on their Torquemada ledger racks. No one is safe.
I am guessing the people he appointed will feel no ill effects from this ruling because the new thinking on the hills says that you can tell the president he’s wrong, but he’s going to do it anyway and no one can stop him. Sticks and Stones Supreme Court. Sticks and stones.
Moving on to Pat, who has escaped the classroom jungle and can be found hiding in libraries doing research for some reason … when she’s not antiquing and visiting museums.
Take a Trip to the Dorcheat Historical Museum and the Minden Cemetery
After driving by The Dorcheat Historical Museum for several years and often commenting that we should go visit, Steve and I finally went inside today to check it out; we were actually in Minden anyway to get the Jeep serviced, and it was a spur of the moment decision, but one well worth the time. The SIGIS Take a Trip Series, Pat Austin
All museums should be by car repair places. There should be a library, a museum and a little café conveniently located for your edification, entertainment and libation while you await your conveyance. We should no longer be subjected to game shows and NBC news in repair shop waiting areas for hours on end. .
The SIGIS Take a Trip Series:
Gateway Pundit pokes the thin skinned bear by reporting
“With his approval numbers in the tank, Barack Obama whined this week about Republicans holding him back.”
Obama: Republicans Don’t Do Anything But Block Me and “Call Me Names” by Jim Hoft
What did I say about Sticks and Stones? Words DO hurt this president. They hurt him terribly. He complains bitterly about all the meanies and haters who do nothing while he does EVERYTHING. And he keeps doing what he wants regardless. So there.
Robert Stacy McCain is doing battle with Feminists. That’s not as kinky as it sounds.
“I do take feminism seriously, despite my habitual sarcasm. Just because Marxist lesbians seem ridiculous to sane people, doesn’t mean that feminists are not serious in their craziness. A phrase like “the destruction of heterosexuality as a system” may strike us as lunatic gibberish, but there are influential academics — tenured professors of Women’s Studies — who toil daily toward that goal.”~ Fun With #RadFem: ‘You Magnificent Lesbians — I Read Your Books!’
I tried to read through it but my brain kept skipping to the good parts:
~ How many abortions, divorces and loveless hookups with selfish creeps does it take before a “liberated” young woman starts wondering if maybe her grandmother had a genuinely better deal back in the supposedly barbaric 1950s?
~ (…) everything that is wrong in the world can and should be blamed on men.
~To put it bluntly: We are going to Hell, by the most direct route.
~ After weeks of silence following her global-warming gloomfest, she took up a critique of radical lesbianism that is so nuanced only a Women’s Studies major could understand it.
~ Heterosexuality is compulsory, that is we are psychologically conditioned (through propaganda) and physically forced into it (through sexual harassment, rape, marriage and pimping). (BOR: Wait. What?)
~ you have been “psychologically conditioned” to enjoy your hetero-captivity and oppression. (BOR: I actually DO like sex with the opposite sex. Not into the bondage kink. To each their own, though. WTH does that have to do with … are the new feminists all lesbians? Interesting.)
Anyway. I apologize for the ADD skip reading Robert. I’ll try to do better next time.
I have massive home improvement projects in progress but may add to the reading list here later. Hang in there, people. It’s a downhill slide for the foreseeable future and we are just getting our Orpheus descent into the Inferno in motion.
When at the Miami Herald, Jim Defede wrote and article titled, “A quiet dinner with anarchists”. Some major international event was in town and protesters were everywhere and everyone feared the anarchists, even the hard core teamsters. He seemed to want to demystify the anarchists and show their human side. He failed. Miserably. The way their brains work is an assault on the human race. Truth is irrelevant. Order is reviled. Every word they say, makes no sense to a rational mind. The things we count on and the structure we understand to be true, are meaningless in an anarchists’ world. They want to take these safe havens we rely on, and bash everyone over the head with them.
Are you understanding what I am saying here?
If you trust something in a common sense, history supports it, way, an anarchist wants to bash your brains out with whatever it is you count on and believe in and then bury your ass under BS.
Enter the lost emails. Attkisson says the fact this administration is maintaining that the emails are lost, when everyone knows that is impossible, IS the story. But what story? It’s anarchy, in your face, eat it, lying because they can get away with it and then mocking you for insisting otherwise.
“Have you never heard of a hard drive crashing?”
It doesn’t happen, not to critical communications systems at a government agency like the IRS. It’s a lie, and everyone knows it’s a lie … and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
Because no one can do anything about it, the Obama Administration taunts the American public, blasting away at the very fabric of civilization. It’s like a particle accelerator, completely unstoppable. With every taunt, with every unchallenged lie they break loose, a little more of the primal fear that the modern world has kept contained so very well until now, is exposed.
We’re helpless to fight this. Somewhere on a coming dark day, this is going to rip away the veneer we’ve all held to, that the world is a safe and civilized place, and when that happens, we are all going to find ourselves quietly dining with anarchists, sweat dripping down the back of our shirt, trying to understand the world again.
If I recall correctly, Defede concluded that the anarchists were irrational and possibly insane and kind of scary like everyone said they were. And so is this administration.
“Everyone knows it was a tough race out there. But when you have all the money in the world, spend those resources—in the long run, money usually wins out,” said the aide.” ~ http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/gop-leadership-in-chaos-after-eric-cantor-s-loss-20140610
When you have “all the money in the world” you usually win, except this time money did not win. Yesterday was a good day for the GOP. The less candidates owned by “money” in DC, the better off we’ll be. I realize Democrats do not understand this concept and believe that Republicans are all big money, but most Republicans are working stiffs trying to raise a self sufficient family separate from big government oversight.
I sincerely hope this is a trend. If we lose every seat to the Democrats then at least we’ll have tried to fix our own house and eventually, at some point down the road, that clean slate will win over a nation tired of big government and big money. Get rid of all of them. Being the party in power is no victory if the people you give that power to are rancid, self serving, “bought and paid for” political hacks working in their own self-interest and not doing the job they were sent to DC to do.
Because GOP leadership has done nothing in the past 6 years the IRS is now a weapon being wielded against conservatives and anyone who says anything contrary to this government. I say “this government” and not “the President” because the President is not doing the things he is doing with out the approval of Congress. They approve by either stepping out of his way, as the Republicans have done, or by handing him the keys to the car with no oversight as the Democrats have done. Republican politicians have said they can do nothing with out being in the majority, but Americans are not giving that majority to the current people in office because of the things they have done, and chosen not to do, for the last 6 plus 8 years.
Because GOP leadership has done nothing in the past 6 years the VA is a national disgrace.
Because GOP leadership has done nothing in the past 6 years NASA has fallen and we are dealing with threats from Russia to cut off our access to the Space Station that WE built. And you can blame the current President. He is not an innocent by-stander. But the Republicans have stood by and let him implode all over the planet, thinking Americans will blame the President for everything if he gets too far gone. We have a 3-party system. As happy as the current Administration may be to blame former President Bush for everything, Congress was right there with him and with this President, rolling over and letting these things happen.
Let the Democrats continue to blindly support their leaders as they jet around, making a fortune off of the same billionaires they pretend to despise. If they want to believe the Clintons were flat broke when they left office and suck down these massive lies on a daily basis, so be it. It’s weird, but ok. For me it’s like seeing someone else letting their kids smoke, drink, murder and pimp out their sisters. Yeah, it’s right there in the neighborhood, but you can’t live their lives for them. Eventually they will either self destruct or wake up. But in my own political house? I am absolutely thrilled to see an effort to straighten up and fly right.
One day I would like to be able to post that my representative did something smart, decent and productive. That may never happen, but it won’t be because we did not make an effort to MAKE it happen.
I am not a Tea Party member. I am not a Libertarian. I am a registered Republican.
“Brat’s campaign coffers barely scraped $200,000 whereas Cantor spent $168,000 at steakhouses alone” ~ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2654650/Majority-Leader-Eric-Cantor-second-powerful-Republican-House-Representatives-DEFEATED-primary-Tea-Party-Candidate-stunning-upset.html#ixzz34KeVUw3D
The new funding formula was a little-known part of Florida’s 2011 Medicaid reform law, a Republican-driven overhaul of the state and federal insurance program for the poor.
The provision was intended to make the distribution of an estimated $1 billion a year in federal Medicaid matching funds more equitable. But its unintended consequences are now becoming clear, as the funding mechanism known as “tiering” is scheduled to take effect.
Hardest hit are hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured and Medicaid patients, and counties such as Miami-Dade that put their own residents’ tax dollars toward Medicaid. Those local dollars are matched by federal funds.
In the past, hospitals in the counties that raised the funds got nearly all of those federal dollars back. Now they are being shared with some communities that don’t raise their own funds. ~ Jackson Memorial Hospital expected to lose $140 million under new Medicaid law
Oh but hey! Why would people tax themselves to oblivion to support slackers?
Hudson is among those wondering why counties would continue taxing their residents to get a match that goes elsewhere.
Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Stop. Just stop. You’re cracking me up.
When all is said and done, Civilizations do not fall because of the barbarians at the gates. Nor does a great city fall from the death wish of bored and morally bankrupt stewards presumably sworn to its defense. Civilizations fall only because each citizen of the city comes to accept that nothing can be done to rally and rebuild broken walls; that ground lost may never be recovered; and that greatness lived in our grandparents but not our grandchildren. Yes, our betters tell us these things daily. But that doesn’t mean we have to believe it.
The Undefended City No despair. ~ By Bill Whittle
There is another way of looking at the Ukraine and the reason Brother’s Grimm are still popular today. Some people think it’s Karma, but what it really is, is a testing of the fences for how ripe the stupidity has become. For quite awhile now, in spite of liberal press protests (“Blood for oil! American World Police!”) to the contrary, the US has been the defender of the weak and the keeper of world order. After Germanys attempt at owning the known world and subsequent beat down, the United States, amid hue and cry that we are bullies and occupiers, has stepped into places like Grenada and Kuwait and restored the status quo when the situation called for it. We held off the collective when it crept through weaker nations.
Read the current press on Obama’s response to Russia.
‘Vladimir Putin is seizing a neighboring territory — again — so President Obama must lead a meaningful, unified response.’
I’m sure Obama is scratching his head in confusion. He has to be asking himself, “Why should I give a rat’s ass?”
To everyone who elected Obama because they say they are tired of committing US troops to be the world police. They want to stop supporting a huge military and only engage if we are attacked on our own soil. I’m talking to you Ron Paul supporters. To everyone who thinks that every war is about oil and thinks that’s stupid. We don’t need to enrich the oil companies with the blood of our own. It’s time to support your President. He is doing exactly what you asked him to do.
The rest of us believe that inaction against aggressions like these leads to World Wars, as it has done twice. The rest of us believe in Karma; that if you do not act in defense of the weak, expect to be next. They are weak standing alone, but there is strength in numbers. If the US does not count itself as one of the numbers that make up the whole, if we back away and say, “Woa there, this is not MY fight.”, then we all fall.
There are a ton of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that teach this lesson and others. You could look to the original thirteen colonies for a good example of the strength in numbers strategy, but then you would need to believe in the myth of the United States and American Exceptionalism and you would have to understand what that means. They don’t teach that in schools anymore and Disney watered down the Brother’s Grimm because it was too violent.
This philosophy of Obama’s of backing off from a damsel in distress was on the table and discussed at length in the elections. His opponents were ridiculed, actually they were eviscerated by the American press for their stances on “power to prevent”; so Americans voted in a weak man to represent them. Obama has delivered on his promises.
Now stand by to live in the rainbows and unicorn world you asked for. This is the other part of every Grimm’s Fairy Tale. You should know, the Brother’s Grimm do not spare the stupid and the weak and the selfish. If you run from the wolf in part one, the pack of wolves eat you in part two. The people who know better, find a way to survive your self centered, vapid stupidity, of course, but you don’t because you are simply not capable of seeing it coming, and you think someone else will protect you. You think you will be able to just go on as you always have been, touting that you have free speech and a right to run things and everyone else should shut the hell up because when they exercise their free speech they are trampling on your free speech.
But let’s sit back and see how this all works out. If we are lucky, our kids will have to deal with it after we are dead and we won’t have to deal with it. ;-) Like everything else our generation does …
Please take a moment to read
The Undefended City No despair. ~ By Bill Whittle
Two generations, now, are being raised on this poison, and the reason for that is this: the enemies of this city cannot come out and simply say, “Do not defend the city.” Even the smartest among us can see that is simple treason. But they can say, “The City is not worth defending.” So they say that, and they say that all the time and in as many different ways as they are able.
If you step far enough back to look at the whole of human history, you will begin to see a very plain rhythm: a heartbeat of civilization. Steep climbs out of disease and ignorance into the light of medicine and learning — and then a sudden collapse back into darkness. And it is in that darkness that most humans have lived their lives: poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
The pattern is always the same: at the height of a civilization’s powers something catastrophic seems to occur — a loss of will, a failure of nerve, and above all an unwillingness to identify with the values and customs that have produced such wonders.
What a perfect description of our commander in chief. Charles Krauthammer talks about the President’s statement on the Ukraine …
Krauthammer thinks Obama’s statement is about “three levels removed” from actual action. He explained: Obama said “we will stand with the international community — meaning we are going to negotiate with a dozen other countries who will water down the statement — in affirming that there will be costs — meaning in making a statement not even imposing a cost, but in making a statement about imposing a cost — for any military intervention.”
“What he’s saying is we’re not really going to do anything and we’re telling the world,” Krauthammer said.
One person not at all surprised by the President’s statement is Sarah Palin, who predicted it, and probably Putin, who counted on it. I’m sure Liberal and uninformed America is wondering why it matters whether Russia moves back into the Ukraine as they did in Poland? To quote another popular Liberal icon: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??!!!!!!
Ya’ll kill me. You really do.
WWII is over and it happened before most of us were even born, but the battle for Europe is still being fought in other ways. What drives economic growth? Energy. Who controls the flow of energy based resources into Europe? Kind of looks like Russia now, yes? Is the EU a strong entity that will protect its interests and its own existence? Apparently not. Will the United States step in to protect the EU interests in maintaining a continued healthy existence? After THAT speech? I’m thinking … no. So. Is this the vacuum into which Russia expands? Why of course it does.
What happens next? Well I think history shows us where this is going.
Alas, the EU debate on Ukraine is rarely about Ukraine itself or the EU’s interests there. Instead, it is primarily about EU enlargement or Russia. On both issues, the positions of EU member states are irreconcilable. These issues are wrapped up with so much emotion and fear that the member states cannot talk about their foreign policy interests with respect to Ukraine in an objective way. But Ukraine is significant for the entire EU (EU27) in terms of political stability, security, and energy-related matters.
Despite Russia’s attempts to redirect its gas supply to the EU through the Belarusian gas transit system and Nord Stream pipeline, Ukraine remains the most important transit country for Russian gas going to the EU. Today, twelve EU member states receive gas through the Ukrainian transit system (that’s about half of the EU) ~ What Ukraine Means for the EU Today
You can choose to fight the smaller battles and keep order Or. Wait and see what happens next, and then after, and after that, and so on, in a world that CAN actually end, in this Rube Goldberg machine called Earth.
Alec Baldwin has bowed out of public life with a final magnum opus that I actually read all the way to the end on my iPhone this morning. Ironically, a majority of Mr. Baldwin’s issues stem from the fact that everyone has an iPhone and they are taking his picture and posting it to Twitter and Facebook.
I? Do not have a Twitter account and I do not read Tweets. I have a Facebook account, but mostly for the cat videos.
His rant only reached me because such devices exist. It’s a vicious synchronicity, yes?
May I be the first to say that I have never been a fan of Alec Baldwin until now? And Now? I’m only a fan of his writing, not his body of work as an actor, his politics, his temper or his treatment of Kim Bassinger. I am actually sympathetic and empathetic to 90% of his essay. I disagree with the section on Obama being treated badly. I am not a birther, but … whatever. We disagree there.
He said something exquisitely profound in this rant. As all rambling expulsions of the real soul are given time, awareness of what matters is somewhere in there, rattling around in the dark corner everyone’s head and he said it perfectly.
I think America’s more fucked up now than it’s ever been. People are angry that in the game of musical chairs that is the U.S. economy, there are less seats at the table when the music stops. And at every recession, the music is stopping.
He never makes the connection that the entertainment apparatus he was such and integral part of, gets more empty and more viciously invasive into EVERYONE’S personal space with every turn of the Government and Economic screw.
His personal space has been violated? Really? Hilarious.
But. This one observation, amid all the rest of the pain he exposes, is solid. In the confusion that inevitably accompanied the realization that he made his bed with some of the most vicious, vacuous and dangerous toxins on earth and is surprised they turned on him … that paragraph, in context, makes actual sense and makes it worth the read. At some level he does understand a key element of the issues real people are being ground down by. Why this matters to him is not actually explained.
Well done, though. I don’t believe the Prima Donna exit left, but thanks anyway and I’m sure he’ll be back on a screen near me after his vacation ends and his ego is repaired.
Piers Morgan? Mr. Morgan, you need to listen more and talk less. You don’t get it. You don’t see it. You can’t hear it. Off you go, then. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass as you leave, hopefully for good.
Dear Alec Baldwin: L.A.’s Douchebag Quota Is Full
Alec Baldwin Hates Fox News, Breitbart.com and His Own Children
Heh: @DaveWeigel Dismantles @PiersMorgan, But Good