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Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Ignore Christ Easter Morning Award Goes To Google!
This blog has been rather direct in pointing out that the
Roanoke Times had neglected to mention Palm Sunday and Good Friday in their
paper on those days.
Kudos’s to the RT for the Saturday coverage of a Christian
Youth Group reenacting carrying the Cross and youngsters participating in
Easter Egg activities; albeit that Bunnies are to Easter as Santa is to
The Easter Sunday paper properly highlighted the new Pope
The Ignore Christ Easter
Morning award goes to Google!
Easter Sunday Morning and the Google Home Page pops-up with
the angelic face of “Cesar Chavez” celebrating his 86th
What a joyful experience!
Apparently Google folks view Chavez’s rise
from the vineyards as more significant than Jesus’ Ascension from the
Talk about your perspectives and
Perhaps the Google-Geeks did think this through.
If they put Jesus’ image on their homepage
for Easter they would be bound to put Mohamed’s image there for Ramadan.
That would result in numerous Radical Muslim Terrorists
attacking Google facilities and employees all over the world.
Apparently there’s no risk in slighting Jesus! Or is there?
Is this not an object study in contrasts, or what?
Some Easter songs on YouTube:
Pathetic Recognition Of Memorial Day
D-Day June 6,
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Another AGW Global Warming Myth Belied
The AGW Man-made Global Warming Alarmists continue to use retreating glaciers as examples of man's adverse impacts on the environment.
They never present their examples in the context of earth's long-term or even short-term history or the extent of earth's significant natural variations.
The Nigardsbreen Glacier in south-west Norway is yet another example of the glacier retreat that occurred at the end of the Little Ice Age (circa 1750); totally independent of any contribution by mankind.
This retreat history is consistent with many other glacier retreats at that time in the northern hemisphere. Click for other graphical examples:
Click graphic to enlarge:
How I became a AGW Skeptic, and why I still am:
Africa sending aide to frozen Norwegians -- will the UN send help soon?
Friday, March 29, 2013
Not Laughing At Reagan's StarWars Now
Obama The Gun Control Illusionist
Roanoke Times, 3-29-2013, Pg 3: Obama calls forgetting Newtown
It’s an Obama illusion to declare that Americans have
forgotten the horrible massacre of little children at Newtown
It’s an Obama illusion to do a photo-op with distraught
The major victims of violent crime
are Black Parents!
Where are all the
distraught parents from his home town of Chicago where 270 children have been killed in three years and Obama's proposals do not solve this gang and drug based disaster.
It’s an Obama illusion to focus on laws that have not been
shown to decrease violent crime anywhere in the country.
In fact, strict gun control cities like Chicago and
DC have the highest rates of violent crime.
And only the mental health initiatives may help, however, these are
being totally watered-down to be politically and socially correct.
No words here about the bigger violence picture;
Operation Fast&Furious and the support to
violent actors in the Middle East and in South America and Africa
Is It Not Good Friday In The Roanoke Valley?
Apparently Not! Just
read today’s Roanoke Times and they were fastidious in avoiding any mention of
Good Friday or Easter.
This is a double-header PC winner follow-up to their Palm
Dan Casey almost blew it in his blog!
But he pulled it out with a small-g!
Good for him -
capital-G might have ended his career at the RT!
“A good Friday OPEN thread”
How small and insignificant these editors of the Roanoke
Times really are.
immersion in the liberal-progressive culture (emphasis on the cult part) has
caused them to lose perspective and relevance.
Their pathetic boycotting of Christian events and history diminishes them
and not the Christian Community or Faith.
All this is nicely consistent with their Virtual-Muslim
Mentor in the White House and will serve them well with those of that community.
Something about birds of a feather.
As an important service to their followers, they were able
to proudly communicate on Pg 8 the Saturday Conference at VT in support for the
It’s a good thing to help
profoundly confused people who can’t quite reconcile their bodies with their
behaviors and the folks at the RT are in the forefront of that movement.
Apparently they will be changing all their
restrooms at the RT from Men and Women to WhoEver.
Didn’t we used to arrest men who hung-out in Women’s
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When There’s Nothing Left To Tax -- Tax The Sun
Government at all levels are taxing everything you have and everything you
do and don’t do.
Taxes encompass your transactions and your assets and now
under ObamaCare you are taxed for insurance you didn’t buy.
Due to the massive expansion of government spending at all levels;
the search is on for new targets.
taxes on Internet purchases have already started.
Email taxes have now been proposed under the
same guise as stamps for letters.
for this is that Al Gore, as a government employee, invented the Internet and
the government claims total ownership of the atmosphere through which electro-magnetic waves travel
Obama has even established a basis for taxing the sun during
visits to tax-funded green energy projects. He is so creative!
Graphic source - unknown but right on message
Does “Winning Take Care of Everything”?
Nike is causing a social media storm with its latest online
ad showing a picture of Tiger Woods overlaid with a quote from him, “Winning
takes care of everything.”
It’s interesting that in today’s US
culture there would be a
negative reaction to this Nike ad.
accept this concept in politics and in sports and in business and in personal
One of the most famous quotes in football is: Vince Lombardi’s
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”
Just as with Tiger and Elin, more than 50% of marriages break-up and the current culture
appear to be fine with that level of failure; everyone moves on except for, oh
yes, the kids, and those single mom’s who become “head of household”. For those we have Hillary's "The Village".
Apparently Tiger and Nike have hit a nerve!
Perhaps it’s a feminism nerve.
God forbid it’s a values or ethic’s
Perhaps it’s just a “hell hath no
furry like a woman scorned” nerve.
Whatever nerve it is it won’t last long.
We’re a fickle people in a fickle pop-culture
that focuses on I-things and I-gadgets and I-stars.
Tiger and Nike will continue to get incredibly richer and
the fans and customers will pay the way for that financial success.
Takes Care of Everything”!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The FOX NEWS Ladies
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Cyprus Debt Leads To Savings Confiscation
New Bad News: Big Cyprus savers to lose up to 60% of their bank savings accounts
Roanoke Times, 3-31-2013, Pg 6
Roanoke Times, 3-25-2013, Pg 3: Cyprus
A lengthy article that totally omits the most onerous
actions taken by any democratic western country in memory – confiscation of
personal money directly out of personal bank accounts!
Just how chilling is that?
This is the actions we expect from Communists
and Fascists and Banana-Republic Dictators not Democratic governments.
Wonder why our Liberal-Pravda press forgot to mention that
Perhaps it’s because their mentor
keeps saying that $20 Trillion in debt is not important! Don't worry about it! What could possibly go wrong?
government will be confiscating up to 40% of bank personal deposits
Here in the US
we are facing a Trifecta from Hell when we can’t pay for:
Social Security + Medicare + Medicaid +Payment on the $20
Trillion Debt + Run the government
This isn’t negative conjecture – its simple math
And we will not be able to continue to print $85 Billion a
month like we are doing now.
our European cousins, our creditors will no longer buy our paper-IOU’s (bonds)
When governments (whoever is in power) are faced with
default (bankruptcy) and economic collapse they will go get the money from
those who have saved it!
It’s really that simple!
Our challenge is to get our house in order now (balance our
budgets and live within our means).
This is what you and I have to do, it’s what Virginia
does, and it’s what the other states and the US
The Obama administration will successfully kick-the-can
down-the-road and avoid the coming tsunami of draconian actions that will
result from our reckless and irresponsible spending, borrowing and taxing
Good for him, Bad for America
Apparently I agree with Senator Obama when he said on the
Senate floor in March 2006:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America
’s debt limit is a sign of
leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own
bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from
foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the
buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington
is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and
has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Senator Barack Obama, March 2006
Whatever happened to that Barack Obama?
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Gun Control Activists Join PETA In Decrying Punxsutawney Phil’s Demise
NYC Mayor Bloomberg and VP Joe Biden and scores of gun
control activists and PETA members are marching through the snow to Punxsutawney PA
protest the easy access to firearms by unstable residents of Pennsylvania
They claim that if only better background
checks were in place this tragedy would not have occurred!
Al Gore and the AGW Global Warming Alarmists are trying to
get to the protest but the major late winter storm has grounded most air
flights and they are all very busy trying to explain how March snowstorms are
caused by man-made AGW CO2, an event they claim is unprecedented in the earth’s
Phil is no longer with us ...
Punxsutawney Phil, king of the groundhogs, was found dead
from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after predicting an early Spring.
Is It Palm Sunday In The Common Year Of 2013?
Read through The Roanoke Times and Daily Movement this
morning and couldn’t find one word about Palm Sunday. There was however a Big Big section on Bugs!
How sad that such a significant and historic and religiously
significant day should be totally slighted by this major paper in a region that
has a significant Christian presence.
Little wonder their readership and sponsorship is dwindling.
Of course Palm Sunday is the personification of the
fickleness of people.
It was the same
people who put palm branches down on the muddy trail for Jesus that just a few
days later would yell “give us Barabbas”!
Apparently this marginalizing of the Christian religion by
the Editorial Girls of the RT is consistent with Obama’s proclamation to the Muslims
is not a Christian nation – in which case why mention a significant Christian event?
As a somewhat challenged literature and language person I was very surprised to learn that our keepers of our American-English language have also joined the
War On Christianity.
They have renamed our calendar and time to eliminate the nomenclature “The
Birth of Christ”.
The new politically correct names are:
Before Common Era (BCE) as the replacement for Before Christ (BC) and
Common Era (CE) as the replacement for after Christ: Anno Domini (AD)
It would be appropriate for all Christians to avoid and
boycott any and all literature that has made this anti-Christian assault upon The Bible, History,
Culture, Traditions and Values.
Apparently there aren't any bounds to the anti-Christian actions of the Liberal,
Progressive and Atheist movements in our Country.
Why stop with just taking God out of our
Calendars, Schools, Government and The Boy Scouts when you can purge it totally from our
An early insightful response to this blog item from a thoughtful and solid citizen:
don’t mean to cast blame, certainly not all of it, on our Christian ministers,
but I am sorely disappointed in their general refusal to address the destruction
of Christianity, which after all is the foundation of their faith and this
formerly great nation. They say to me, but we have to keep politics out of the
churches. I say to them, If you are not at the table you are the menu so get off
your puritanical stance and get involved. You shouldn’t perhaps endorse
candidates, but you can certainly take on the issues such as the attacks on
Christianity, it’s principles, and those of faith and lay the blame squarely
where it belongs, on the Progressives, liberals, atheists, Islamics, humanism
fanatics, and so forth.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Senate Democrats Give Birth To Budget – A Four Year Gestation
Roanoke Times, 3-23-2013, Pg 3: Senate Democrats work late
on budget plan
Plan adds $1TRILLION in taxes and “cuts $875 Billion”.
Works late on budget plan – what an understatement – FOUR YEARS
without a budget by Obama and the Senate Democrats – talk about late!
The Vote was 50 to 49
4 Democrats voted NO
1 Democrat voted Present (must have been Obama's replacement)
And $1 TRILLION in tax increases fits right in with
increased debt, increased deficits, more spending and more borrowing – they sure
So much for responsible fiscal policy and care and concern
about the financial health of our country and our children.
And how about their math?
“Cuts” of $875 Billion
“Taxes” of $1,000 Billion
If these are real cuts – why more taxes?
Just more government 1984-DoubleSpeak in which the “budget” is
always planned to increase, therefore “cuts” are never to this years “actual’s”
but to next years big increases on top of:
Federal budget that has grown 25% since 2008:
2008: $2.98 trillion = $2980 Billion
2009: $3.27 trillion = $3270 Billion
2010: $3.46 trillion = $3460 Billion
2011: $3.60 trillion = $3600 Billion
2012: $3.65 trillion = $3650 Billion
2013: $3.72 trillion = $3720 Billion
Chicago's Massive Public School Failure
Chicago announces mass closing of elementary schools
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago will close 54 schools and 61 school buildings by the beginning of the next academic year in the country's third-largest public school district, a move that education experts called the largest mass closing in the nation.
The only thing left now is for Obama (our educator-in-chief) and his former chief-of-staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel to join in a duet of Chicago, Chicago My Home Town!
All the years of dirty Democrat Politician's and Politics have resulted in a city in decay, a city that's a combat zone, and a city that's totally dysfunctional. But the folks there will continue to vote for the same brand of virulent leaders to continue their decadent history. What a joy for the decent residents!
Obama And The History Channel Satan
Creators of the History channel
's "The Bible" today rejected suggestions that the character of Satan
in the popular mini-series resembles President Obama
Why do I see a resemblance in both figure and actions?
One can only imagine the fire & furry if FOX had done this!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Gun Control Comes Home To Roost
The Obama Charm Offensive
White Smoke -- Signals A Leader
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Yet Another Obscenity By Hanoi Jane’s Friends
The popular CBS reality show "The Amazing Race” is
under fire for featuring an episode set in Hanoi, Vietnam, where contestants go
to a B-52 Memorial, which is the wreckage of an American bomber plane shot down
during the Vietnam War
“I’m so outraged by
this I can’t believe it. CBS is idiotic; they’re stupid,” said Bob Beckel (a
Liberal Democrat on “The Five” show).
“To have people go to
a memorial where Americans died, then you ought to get off the network.”
‘Hanoi Jane’s’ Friends and Associates are still bashing and
demeaning our service members who served our country in Viet Nam with valor and
distinction with many of them making great and supreme sacrifices. Over 50,000 gave their all!
To them we owe a solemn debt of gratitude.
Click Link For: Some Gave All:
Viet Nam Memorial Washington DC
It’s difficult to comprehend how these people not only exist
in our midst, but actually greatly prosper and bask in the liberal culture and positive
God and the soldier we adore,
In times of danger, not before.
The danger passed, and all wrongs righted,
God’s forgotten, and the soldier slighted.
(Author unknown but much quoted and reflected upon)
Poem was recited by JFK at the Fliegerhorst Kaserne in 1963
Finally an apology from CBS -- why was this so hard to do?
“We want to apologize to veterans – particularly those who served in Vietnam – as well as to their families and any viewers who were offended by the broadcast,” said host Phil Keoghan in a statement at the beginning of Sunday’s night’s episode. “All of us here have the most profound respect for the men and women who fight for our country.”
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bill Maher on California Income Taxes: 'Liberals - You Could Actually Lose Me'
Gun Control Is Racist And Anti-Women
Monday, March 18, 2013
Obama: Debt and Deficits - Not To Worry - Cyprus Didn't
Why does Obama keep making public pronouncements that “the
debt and deficits are not a problem”?
Perhaps it’s because he and his team are looking at the
availability and taxability of the personal assets of our senior countrymen,
especially our 401’s, IRA’s and equity in our homes.
Blog item: Seniors Are Going To Pay The U.S. Bills And Debt
Today’s news raises this concept to a whole new level in Cyprus
, where massively accumulating debt and deficits have become a national financial
The government is “taking” peoples bank deposits right out
of their bank accounts!
WOW! --- This is a really fast way to get cash!
Fits in with Willie Sutton’s famous reason for robbing
banks: “because that’s where the money is!”
This would be a much faster and more efficient method of
personal wealth confiscation than changing the rules and tax rates on
retirement plans and home equity!
Over the weekend the tiny nation of Cyprus
overseas depositors) became the latest Europeans to learn the painful rule that
is increasingly guiding the continent’s debt crisis: the less solvent a country
is, the more sovereignty its citizens must relinquish.
In exchange for financing expensive bailouts of Greece
and now Cyprus
, the European
Central Bank and richer countries like Germany
are demanding a greater say
on matters traditionally left up to local politicians like tax rates and
The current Cyprus Bailout demonstrates how Insolvent Euro
Nations Continue to Cede Sovereignty just as one looses control of his
business, home and personal assets as a result of crushing debt and
Here in the US
bankrupt cities like Detroit
receivership and profoundly indebted states like California
and New York
stand to loose their credit ratings as debt overcomes the ability to pay
expenses and the massive service on the debt.
Can the US Government be far behind?
“America has a
debt problem and a failure of leadership.
Americans deserve better."
Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Talk about hypocrisy!
Tour The White House For $500,000
NY Daily News: New campaign-style organization pushing President Obama’s agenda has good-government advocates fuming, press lobbing questions.
Weeks after top Obama allies announced plans to convert his victorious re-election campaign into an unprecedented nonprofit, questions remain about how the group, dubbed Organizing for Action, will interact with the White House. Chief among them is what benefits will be offered to those who shell out hefty sums to help bolster Obama's legislative priorities.
So, the White House is closed for tours by ordinary citizens and school children but is wide-open for high-rolling special interest parties.
Obama’s Massive Foreign Policy Failures Restarts StarWars
Obama’s massive foreign policy failures to contain the nuclear weapons and missile development programs of Iran and North Korea has required that Obama and his Progressive-Liberal associates who deep-sixed Bush’s antimissile program have now been forced to restart that program.
Click for video of this Obamanation:
A key consideration is that the California and Hollywood and New York Obama supporters have finally figured out that North Korean nuclear-tipped missiles can reach them in minutes from launch.
A threat from the crazy North Korean leadership that finally is being taken seriously.
Reflecting back to after Ronald Reagan's SDI "Star Wars" Speech March 23, 1983, the left-wing politicians and media went postal accusing Reagan of being everything from a war monger to being mentally defective.
It’s interesting that the “tolerant” liberals with their nasty labels are almost always wrong.
This nuclear crisis is anything but humorous – however – one has to laugh at Obama’s special emissary sent to North Korea to help “make peace”:
The Democrat Neville Chamberlain Appeasement Strategy For North Korea
Obama, North Korea Missiles and ; Nuclear Weapons
Obama, Richardson & More North Korean Bribes
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Homeland Security: 500 Bullets For Each Man, Woman And Child In US
Forbes 3-11-2013: “1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo on order for Homeland Security! it's Time For A National Conversation”
Interesting math calculation:
1.6 Billion Bullets divided by 300 Million people in the US equals (=) 500 rounds per person (man, women and child)!
This massive arms buildup while this administration is making the limitations of private gun ownership a major jihad under the guise of reducing crime.
In addition to the guns and ammo Homeland Security is buying are armored military-type vehicles.
Apparently Homeland Security is the ruse that Obama and associates are using to bypass and negate the "Posse Comitatus" that by federal law limits the use of military power within the US and against US citizens.
Homeland Security; aren’t these the folks that handed all those weapons to Mexican drug gangs under the name of Fast and Furious?
How could all this military-level arms be a problem in their hands?
What could possibly go wrong here?
Obama-Holder Team Sent Illegal Guns To Mexican Terrorist Gangs Who Then Killed an American Boarder Agent With Them
Obama & Holder The Real Suppliers of Illegal Guns to Mexican Gangs
Guns Linked to US AG Eric Holder Kill American Border Agent in Mexico
Jamestown Doomed – Goodbye To Virginia Dare Again
Roanoke Times, 3-17-2013, Pg 3: Rising sea levels threaten historic Jamestown. Scientists say it will be underwater by the year 2100.
16,000 years ago the North Carolina Outer Banks were 50 miles out at the continental shelf because the ocean was 400 feet lower that it is now.
Talk about your rising sea levels!
Must have been a big adjustment for the Algonquians, North Carolina’s coastal Indians!
Why don’t the authors and publishers of these apocalyptic articles ever put things into perspective, and why don’t they ever publish the graphics showing the history of rising sea levels?
Apparently that would spoil the fun out of scaring people who don’t remember their 8th grade earth science course and who are being brainwashed with Gorite global warming propaganda.
It's nice to settle by and build your home and business near the sea; But!
The Washington Post reports latest on global warming and sea level rising; the last paragraph should convince even the most die-hard Skeptic:
The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen , Norway
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.
Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.
Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
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I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post - 90 years ago.
Sea Level Rising For 20,000 Years And Still Rising
SeaLevelGate Yet Another AGW Global Warming Distortion
There’s Money In Rising Tides
Obama’s Sequestration Scorched-Earth Policy
Obama, the author of Sequestration, and dealer of the “Debt and Deficits are not a problem” has implemented a policy of making the 2% savings in the increase in federal spending as visible and painful and stupid as possible.
Sequestration is 2% of the next year’s budget that has grown 25% since 2008:
Our government printed $40 Billion dollars per month in 2012 and is printing $80 Billion dollars of money every month this year and Obama says that’s OK and not a problem.
Obama sure sounds a lot like: Bob Marley - Don't Worry be Happy
Let’s not reduce waste and duplication and unnecessary programs. Let’s just keep increasing our spending, taxing, and borrowing. The bills will have to be paid and multiple generations will have their incomes and assets diverted to the government.
Let’s stop tours at the White House and stop military flyovers at major sports games and other functions; this is also consistent with Obama’s downgrading the military strategy.
This is leadership? This is Hope and Change we can believe in? What a joy!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
ObamaCare: Double Or Nothing
Roanoke Times, 3-14-2013, Pg 1, 6: Insurers warn some could see insurance bills double from health care overhaul law (ObamaCare)
Reflections of Nancy Pelosi: we have to pass this law so that we can read it!
Reflections of Obama: if you like your present health providers – you can keep them!
Every day brings more revelations about the negative adverse consequences of ObamaCare!
In addition to the major costs are the issues of the part-time workers conundrum of the 30 hour week. Because of ObamaCare, employers are now restricting workers to 29 hours per week. This puts the workers into and onto the taxpayer paid ObamaCare coverage and ultimately many will be on Medicaid.
And we haven't even gotten to the actual point of: you're sick, you need to see a doctor and then you need a medical procedure and medications. What a joy that's going to be!
No public word on the 16,000 new IRS ObamaCare agents. How’s that going? Would be nice if each had some medical training so they could stop by the clinics and help out!
Just more Hope and Change we can believe in!
Click to view ObamaCare Summarized in ONE Sentence
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Virginia Legislators Tells Doctors About Lyme Disease
Per new Virginia Law, doctors must now advise patients that the Lyme Disease tests are not definitive and perhaps not much better than flipping a coin. Are there any doctors in Virginia who do not know that? Apparently some members of the State Legislature have a thing about Lyme Disease and think that some doctors are not sufficiently describing the uncertainty in the test results; why stop there?
This makes one wonder about "truth in testing" and it's relationship to Tort Reform, doctor's incredibly expensive liability insurance and why our tax-paid folks at the Center for Disease Control aren't publicising the data we need.
How about the current Flue Vaccine being only 9% effective for senior citizens!
And how about the massive waste of vaccinations that are over-bought?
And what about Shingles Shots that are very expensive and the very uncertain probability of their effectiveness?
The list goes on and on and begs the question -- why pass a law for Lyme Disease; particularly in a state that prides itself on limited government intrusions.
To reflect on real obscene government public health malfeasance click on the following links:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Obama’s Good Afghanistan War A Mess
Senator Obama and then President Obama declared that Afghanistan was the “good war” that he supported and that Bush had wrongly “outsourced” that war to the Afghan Northern Alliance.
Obama scaled up the American forces in Afghanistan and the blood-cost has been very high;
Last week Afghan chief Karzai, in meetings with the new (and incredibly shaky) US Defense Chief Hagel, declared that the US is collaborating with the enemy, the Taliban, against Karzai and the Afghan people.
Karzai Accuses U.S. of Taliban Collusion as Hagel Visits
Where did that come from? Perhaps from VP Joe Biden who declared that “The Taliban Are Not Our Enemy”. Obama et-al jumped into the fray and supported that claim. Talk about your Frick and Frack!
As a follow-up to that position, Obama has indeed had US representatives “meeting in secret” with Taliban leaders to discuss our “retro-grade movement” out of the country. Perhaps Karzai isn't totally paranoid after all.
Yet another example of Obama’s incredibly poor management of foreign affairs with lots of negative adverse consequences yet to come.
Does anyone have a count of the total number of Generals Obama has had in charge of Afganistan: Is it 5 or 6?
Monday, March 11, 2013
LTE: The Sequester: Obama’s Albatross
The Roanoke Times Editorial: Teamwork needed to avoid sequester, totally avoids Obama’s complicity in the Sequester and his lack of leadership regarding our major debt and deficit issues and his irresponsible management of the Sequester.
The Sequester, that Obama invented, has become his fiscal albatross. He used class warfare to ram his increased tax proposals through Congress last December without any significant spending or borrowing reduction commitments.
Obama could have avoided Sequestration by negotiating in good faith and embracing meaningful debt and borrowing reductions. Instead he used fear-mongering to scare and intimidate the American people and after Sequester happened, he then set out to make the 2% reductions in increased spending as visible and painful as possible. Shutting down the White House tours reminds one of Tim Kaine closing the I-81 rest-stops when he had over one-Billion dollars of VDOT tax-money hidden from the public.
The Republicans in Congress have proposed bills that will provide the managers of government departments the flexibility to implement the 2% savings by reductions in waste and fraud and nonproductive expenses. Obama and the Senate Democrats have refused to embrace these practical solutions. Bad-mouthing the Republicans is not teamwork and clearly not Presidential leadership.
March 11th And Global Warming Alarmists Ignore Blizzard Of 1888
What a great opportunity for the man-made global warming AGW alarmists to highlight one of the biggest weather events in US “recorded” history and how that’s (not) related to man-made CO2. They so love to hype their discredited hypothesis with every significant weather event, hot and cold. Our “recorded” history started about 1895 when thermometers became of age. Doesn’t seem like so long ago – given that’s when my parents were born.
Apparently earth’s warming following the end of the little ice age (circa 1750) continues to have significant natural variability that produce weather events that do not track the atmospheric CO2! Sad news for all those super-expensive computer simulators and their "Mann-made Hockey Stick".
Click some of these links to see what a real winter storm looks like with no man-made CO2:
Here's the real visible proof of global warming:
Blizzard Of 1888 Returns To Northeast – And No It’s Not From Global Warming
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Roanoke Times Race Baiting
Roanoke Times, 3-10-2-13, Pg Horiz 2: Nasty race baiting “cartoon” of Justice Scalia
The Supreme Court is reviewing parts of the current Civil Rights Laws that required states to submit changes to their election laws to the US government Justice Dept for approval before they can take-effect.
Virginia is one of those targeted states. Apparently Virginia is a racist state as defined by this law and the RT’s Editorial Girls and by the author of this race baiting so called cartoon.
How can a state that elected the first black governor since reconstruction, Doug Wilder, and recently twice elected Obama as President be, by definition, a racist state?
Apparently the cartoon author and the editors of the RT have labeled Scalia to also be a racist because of the questions he has asked during the Supreme Court review of this case.
The cartoon is a nasty piece of yellow-journalism.
Publishing the cartoon raises that offense to a disgusting level of unprofessional conduct.
For balance and perspective, the “Cartoonist” and The RT Editorial Girls might reflect upon the following examples of playing the race card:
Old Indian Explains Daylight Savings Time
Friday, March 08, 2013
More Obama Self-promotion and spin-doctoring
Thursday’s Big News Obama-Holder: We grabbed Bin Laden’s son-in-law!
No that’s not it! Would you like to guess again?
The Turks grabbed Abi Ghaith. Being a Muslim country and being of sound mind they turned Abi over to the Jordanians where US agents “picked him up without grabbing”.
Apparently the government of Jordan has a death-wish thing.
He’s now in NYC where Obama-Holder have totally enabled him to “remain silent” and given him all the rights and privileges afforded accused US Citizens.
Is Abi not a Radical Muslim Terrorist combatant?
Does Obama love to coddle Radical Muslim Brothers, or what?
Apparently Obama-Holden do not want to send Abi, or any other combatants, to GITMO for an extended stay and interrogation. Getting more information about the Al Qaida organization, network and facilities might be very embarrassing to those who have declared Al Qaida to be “virtually decimated” and interrogations to be nonproductive.
This is the same reason the Libya-Benghazi attack was declared to be “a mob that got carried away with emotion over a video”. It’s awkward to face the truth and reality that Al Qaida is like a metastasized cancer.
All this is totally consistent with Obama’s total and complete refusal to publicly state that our enemy that has declared global war against us is: Radical Muslim’s.
He even declared the Radical Muslim Attack on our soldiers at Fort Hood as “workplace violence”.
It’s amazing what an unhealthy mental state of Denial can do.
Holey Tires – Back To The Future
It’s difficult to invent something really “new”.
Sometimes things seem new to you simply because you’re not old enough to remember when it was originally new.
Polaris, a maker of All Terrain Vehicles (and lots of other good things) is “introducing a new” airless (holey) tire.”
Perhaps not so “new" after all!
Polaris introducing flat-proof "airless" tires
Note the right front tire on our “old” 1923 Durant Pickup Truck!
That was a “solid non-air tire” that wouldn’t go flat.
It had thru-the-sidewall-holes that provided some shock absorbing capability.
Apparently if you live long enough – you get to see “Back to the future holey tires” again.
Note: there are patents on solid tires with holes going back to 1912
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Global Warming AGW DC Conference Snowed Out
Let’s have a Congressional Hearing to get updated on Man-made Global Warming AGW on March 6th. Should be nice – historical average temperature is 52 degrees.
Whoops! An unusually chilly March 6, 2013 day and the snowstorm it spawned have shut down much of official Washington on Wednesday — including a hearing House Republicans had called to examine global warming.
The average high temperature in Washington for March 6 is 52 degrees, with a record high of 81 degrees in 1961 and a record low of 10 degrees in 1888.
Apparently there’s a lot of unpredictable “natural variability” in DC’s March weather!
A view of all his from the lighter-side:
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Just How Dull Does Obama Look Now?
After months of scare tactics and demagoguery, Obama declared the Sequester would cause massive breakdowns in government services. He sent his emissaries to news shows and business and political meetings singing songs of disaster reminiscent of the Ten Plagues in the Old Testament.
It’s clear that Obama and associates are dedicated to making the Sequester reductions as visible and painful as possible. That’s what any spoiled brat would do!
There was a significant economic hit from last years tax and spend Bill. It was the increase in payroll taxes that has reduced private sector spending and activity. Why are we raising taxes on anyone in a down economy?
The biggest impact of Sequester has been the financial markets positive view of the US finally doing something, albeit very limited, about our deficit spending and borrowing and our $16+ Trillion debt, which if not soon addressed, would surly lead to another credit rating downgrade.
The stock markets positive view of the government starting to address our spending and borrowing has resulted in the DOW reaching an all-time high.
Obama and the Senate Democrats have not had a budget for 4 years!
This year’s budget was supposed to be published and passed months ago.
It’s way past time for a budget that clearly shows spending reductions and the clear statement of spending priorities.
We don’t need to shut-down the government over spending cuts – we simply just need to “cut spending”!
Clint E: Life is hard; it’s even harder if you do dumb things.
Kerry “Gives” $250 Million More Tax-Dollars To Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood
Roanoke Times, 3-4-203, Pg 4: Kerry: US to give $190 Million; says Egypt must resolve conflicts at home and abroad to get more aid.
Kerry “Gives”? No, that’s not it! He’s not “giving” Teresa’s Catsup money away!
This is US taxpayer money at a time when we’re $16 TRILLION in debt and borrowing $4 TRILLION each year just to pay our obnoxious bills.
And also, No, that’s not the number! The number is $250 Million!
That’s’ THREE TIMES the $85 Million Sequester that Obama and associates have declared will wreck the US Economy and cause massive disruptions.
And this big US taxpayer give-away follows Obama’s gift of 20 F16s to his Egyptian Radical and Violent Muslim Brotherhoods.
After these violent anti-American and anti-Semitic radicals were invited into the White House, we shouldn’t be surprised at this totally inappropriate malfeasance of US taxpayer money and totally misdirected US Middle-East political and military policies.
Just more Obama Hope and Change!
Brief summary of this pathetic and dangerous Obama legacy:
Monday, March 04, 2013
Make Way for Transgender High Schools
WSJ: 3-3-2013: “Gender identity' trumps any squeamishness girls might feel about sharing bathrooms with boys.”
Massachusetts has enacted a law that gives transgender students unfettered access to whatever bathroom they choose to use any time they choose to use it.
A student is “transgender” if they so state they are.
Apparently there’s no SOLs or SAT tests that apply!
Another major accomplishment by the Liberal-Progressive Movement!
What a joy! Your daughter or granddaughter being forced by the State to accommodate this type of obscene and obnoxious intrusion into what most normal people consider to be a “private” place for private and personal needs.
This forced access takes precedence over objections from any other student. It’s difficult to comprehend the thinking and values of those who propose these types of demands, no less those who convert them into state law.
Based on the RT’s coverage of the transgender Hollins students, one might expect the Editorial Girls at the Roanoke Times to be elated with this big improvement in so called “Civil Rights”. However, it’s not clear they’re looking forward to “men” showing up in their bathrooms – but then again?
Roanoke Times Exploits A Profoundly Confused Student
Ever wonder, how are all these homosexual “choices” being made at such a young age?
Reminds one of the story of a young boy who told his Mother he was gay and “coming out”.
Mom’s response: What are you talking about? You’ve never been with a man! Trust me, it’s not that great!
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Abusing Science With Executive Power
Roanoke Times, 3-3-2013, Pg Horiz-2: Editorial: Taxpayer-funded research belongs in the open. Obama (the oracle of open and transparent government) has directed that government funded research be made available to the public.
And no better example of the abuse of government secrecy is the Man-made Global Warming AGW Alarmist malfeasance that has consumed hundreds of Billions of taxpayer money trying in vain to validate this bogus hypothesis.
In the process, these misguided Alarmists have convinced policy makers to spend additional Trillions of taxpayer dollars in misguided and misdirected energy projects and priorities that will adversely impact our economic and energy systems indefinitely.
Here in Virginia the poster-boys of refusing to make public the AGW taxpayer funded activities at UVA are Michael Mann and the UVA Executives who continue to use additional taxpayer money to fight FOI’s requiring public disclosure of documents.
Yes, this is the same Michael Mann that dreamed-up the so called “Hockey Stick” and was at the epicenter of the ClimateGate
Jon Stewart explains ClimateGate in very clear and understandable terms:
It’s way past time for Gore, Mann, The Alarmist Community and the Liberal Media to publish and explain the following graphic that simply shows “The Hockey Stick Graphic” and the current Jan 2013 NASA global temperature graphic from both ground stations and satellites. This composite demonstrates the totally discredited basis for Gore’s book and video and the Pied Piper parade that followed from it.
For insightful technical papers see George C. Marshall Institute:
Fear Mongering The Japan Nuclear Power Plant Tsunami
Roanoke Times, 3-2-2013, Pg 3: Study: Fallout minimal from nuclear plant.
The exposure risks to both first-responders and nearby residents are minimal and within normal life-choice parameters.
No one died.
No one is debilitated.
No one is dying from radiation induced cancer.
No one is getting any sick days off.
Without a doubt this was one of the most colossal and obscene media and US government exaggerated disasters in history. Twenty-four hour, seven day a week for weeks; gross and unwarranted exaggerated fear mongering on all major media about the nuclear risk and damage.
It is unconscionable for our government and media to carry out a hysterical program of mis-and-disinformation that caused such pain, panic and misdirected efforts.
This fits right into the fear-mongering the US government has used relative to the home-radon hysteria and imposed regulations and major costs that home-owners have been harassed with.
Clearly if one were to focus on radiation related health issues we would demand open and transparent government data, studies and outcomes of the radiation from the 500 nuclear air-bursts from 1944 through 1965.
For example, these studies even involved secret analysis of deceased children’s teeth without parental knowledge or permission and the secret dumping of milk at farms and milk producers across eastern United States.
Perhaps the fear-merchants are only interested in one outcome:
Preventing the building of and operation of nuclear power plants.
Mission Accomplished! Is that a good thing? Was it worth it?
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Original Assault Rifle Ban And Confiscation
The Berlin Wall: Reflections on Communist Tyranny and JFK’s Response
Roanoke Times, 3-2-2013, Pg 4: Protester's gather to keep piece of Berlin Wall Intact.
This article totally omits the meaning and context and history of this gross edifice!
I arrived as a young soldier in Germany in 1961, just before the Berlin wall was built. I spent 1961 through 1964 in Germany in nuclear-weapons missile artillery units deployed to help blunt the East-Blocks 60,000 tanks and 2 Million-man army assembled in what was then East-Germany.
I joined thousands of other soldiers at the Fliegerhorst Kaserne near Hanau to participate in functions for President Kennedy’s significant visit to Berlin.
I would hope that the German Government secures and maintains significant portions of the Berlin Wall for perpetuity so that future generations may reflect on the barbaric and dangerous actions of communism and The Soviet enslavement of 50 million East-Europeans for 50 years.
Click for the greatest speech of JFK’s life:
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