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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Take THAT, Obama!

We, the taxpayers, have just been screwed. The stimulus package Obama and House Democrats approved contains relatively little money for 'new jobs' or anything else that will help the economy in the short term.

Instead, there are multi-billions in pork aimed at financing programs that will help Obama and the Democrats get re-elected in 2012. The devil is in the details. But it's all there for anyone inclined to read it.

Thus, unless the Senate puts a stop to this sham, we as citizens may as well drop 'em, bend over, and grab 'em.

But we can flip Obama the bird as we do so.

Steele--The Wrong Choice for the GOP

Michael Steele became the new Chair of the Republican National Committee on Friday as the RNC decided it was time for 'a new direction.'

Unfortunately, that new direction is the wrong one.

The choice of Steele is historic in that it is the very first time Republicans have selected a black man to be its point man. And Steele certainly has at least some qualities that are admirable, such as his desire to target the Northeast and the West for new recruits to the Party.

However, Steele is also known as one of the 'moderate' Republicans who are largely responsible for the mess the Party is in today.

Conservatives particularly take issue with Steele on some of his views concerning gun rights. He is no friend to gun owners, although he is certainly no arch-enemy, either.

While he generally gives lip-service to 2nd Amendment rights, he also supports gun control measures that characterize the views of the more liberal Republicans of the Northeast. This stance will certainly gain him no friends among conservatives.

Thus, the Party continues in its quest to marginalize conservative voices.

2 More in the Democrats' 'Culture of Corruption'

There is no doubt that the present Administration and Congressional leadership is the most corrupt in modern history. But now we can add 2 more to the Democrats' culture of corruption.

Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senator and Obama's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has 'tax issues' that may effect his confirmation for the job.

Excuse me, I am wrong on that. The Democrats who run the place will embrace him with open arms just as they did the quintessential tax cheat, Timothy Geithner, who now runs the IRS.

And then there is the case of the wife of the point-man in the House who intends to prosecute Bush administration officials for 'war crimes.' Rep. John Conyers' wife, Monica, is under investigation for corruption.

America had to drag the bottom of the swamp to come up with these bozos. They are quickly becoming a joke--nothing more than cartoon characters in a thug film fest.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/30/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

MsUnderestimated has an absolute must-see video today. This is as good as it gets, and the thing is, there is no credible way to argue against it.

Tam blows the whistle on the Obama hypocrisy, citing a perfect example of his mindset--what he prescribes for us peons in the electorate isn't good enough for the Messiah!

Blogstitution posts the latest outlandishly nutty statement by San Fran Nan--Loony Bird of the House of Representatives.

Dr. John Lott reports the ominous news that within the stimulus bill Obama and the Dems are pushing is a provision for the government to take over healthcare in this country.

Walls of the City blogs on his home-defense shotgun, and it is loaded to the gills with accessories. He has a pic to boot.

Days of our Trailers points to an interesting comparison/contrast between the NRA's endorsements vs. those of the Brady Campaign.

The Rustmeister informs us of an interesting debate in which he participated on assault weapons bans.

Texas Fred alerts us to a poll that asks, 'Does the 2nd Amendment Give Individuals the Right to Bear Arms?'

Insight on Freedom has 'A Case Against Global Governance.'

CNS News reports that our Socialists that run Congress and the Presidency have just taken us a step closer to socialized medicine under the guise of 'helping the children.' Funny how some of those 'children' are up in their 20s.

Via Matt Drudge, Andrew Breitbart says that Obama's 1.1 trillion-dollar boondoggle is going to meet some heavy Republican resistance in the Senate. We hear that a filibuster may be in the works.

Atlas reports that the wicked witch of Jew haters, Samantha Power, is back on the Obama team. She was forced off the team during the campaign because of her mouth. Now that the Emperor-in-Chief is in office, she is back, complete with her view that Israel should be invaded. Read it all.

The War on Guns poses some key questions for Rosanna Pulido, the person suggested as a possible replacement for Rahm Emanuel in Congress. Pulido is supposedly 'pro-gun.'

Codrea's Column in Gun Rights Examiner examines the notion that the Holder confirmation is a done deal. I have been one of those saying this since I have read the proverbial tea leaves in the Senate. But, this in no way suggests that I support giving up the fight against him. I advocate continuing to contact your Senators to urge them to vote against Holder.

Sipsy Street Irregulars provides excellent reading on community defense militias.

Western Rifle Shooters Association takes aim at the NRA over the way it spends members' money in order to get money.

Nicki asks the question, 'You guys ever wonder where gun-grabbin' politicians get their panty-shittin' nonsense?' Yep, it's a good one. Read it!

Armed and Safe wonders what Obama means by 'what works in Chicago...' Let's hope he doesn't import 'what works in Chicago' to the rest of the country!

Kurt Hofmann announces some upcoming events for shooters and gun rights activists.

Alphecca reports some bad news and good news for gun rights in South Dakota.

Brigid presents the Home on the Range 'Stimulus Bill' Dinner. Works for me. Consider me thoroughly stimulated.

West By God points to a guy that does his part in introducing newbies to the world of firearms.

Xavier has an interesting read on the Smith & Wesson Model 438.

Sebastian cites an excellent read in WaPo about the rise of Washington, D.C.'s power and influence. This is certainly not good for the country.

Say Uncle links to David Young's 'The Root Cause of Never-Ending Second Amendment Dispute.'

Robb Allen has an interesting read for shooters entitled, 'Recoil Therapy Results.'

An Ol' Broad's Ramblings posts some great political cartoons she entitles, 'Feckless Weasels.'


As we have been warning for months, even years, the attempt by liberal Democrats to silence conservative voices on radio and other media may well take the covert tactic of using a 'Trojan horse' that would have the same effect as the Fairness Doctrine, but without calling it that.

News has come to our attention that an FCC commissioner has confirmed this tactic. It is very real. And they are serious about doing it.

McDowell warned that if the doctrine were revived, it might not "wear the same label. That's just Marketing 101: if your brand is controversial, make a new brand," he told his audience.

He suggested the doctrine could be woven into the fabric of policy initiatives with names like localism, diversity or network neutrality. "According to some, the premise of any of these initiatives is similar to the philosophical underpinnings of the Doctrine: the government must keep electronic conduits of information viewpoint neutral," he said.

McDowell suggested that a stealth version of the doctrine may already be teed up at the FCC in the form of community advisory boards to help determine local programming. McDowell says he is fine with those boards if they are voluntary--some stations already seek such input. But that if they are required, as the FCC has proposed, "Would not such a policy be akin to re-imposition of the Doctrine, albeit under a different name and sales pitch?"

McDowell also said that efforts to reimpose the doctrine could stretch to cable, satellite, and even the Internet. "Certain legal commentators have suggested that a new corollary of the Doctrine should be fashioned for the Internet, on the theory that web surfers should be exposed to topics and views that they have not chosen for themselves," adding: "I am not making this up."

Folks, this is war. Remember, they are not only targeting radio but television and the Internet. This is a direct, frontal attack on free speech, and it is all being done without reviving 'the Fairness Doctrine.'

It would be highly advisable for all who are interested in protecting free speech to read this entire article that spells out the intention of the enemies of liberty.

Geller: Dems Sacrificed Blago Because 'He Knows Too Much'

Suppose the entire scenario of the Rod Blagojevich impeachment case in Illinois is an attempt by some very powerful people to silence the former Governor.

This is precisely what Pamela Geller asserts.

We know already that Blago had extensive contact with Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel over the vacant Senate seat. We know that Obama's top aides have been called as witnesses.

Let's say that Blago knows too much...that he is fully aware of who shot Joe and where Joe is buried. And let's say that this knowledge implicates some people at the very top in government.

It is not very far-fetched to postulate a theory that one of the reasons Blago was quickly thrown under the bus, in spite of deep corruption on the part of others in government, was to discredit him and therefore, shut him up, or at least make his words less trustworthy.

A very telling feature of the entire fiasco was the fact that Blago, in making his rounds to the various TV outlets prior to his removal from office, repeatedly called for the testimony of Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and others in the Obama administration and in Illinois government.

I have a hunch that the powers-that-be are scared to death of what Blago knows. I simply want to know what, exactly, they don't want to be disclosed to the public.

And if I were Blago, I would hire me an extra body-guard or two...


Now that the Illinois Senate has voted to impeach and remove from office Governor Rod Blagojevich, it will be interesting to see what move federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald makes.

Fitzgerald has been slow to bring a formal indictment against Blago, although he has been charged with attempting to sell Barack Obama's former Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Certain select excerpts from secret surveillance tapes of Blago were played at the impeachment hearings, and they are very damaging. We are told that there is much more damaging information that has not been disclosed.

But this remains to be seen unless and until Fitzgerald brings a formal indictment and all of the tapes are played at trial.

The national significance of this trial cannot be overstated. At issue will be Blago's connections, if any, with Rahm Emanuel and Obama staffers concerning filling the vacant Senate seat.

Even the President himself could be called as a witness.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A No-Brainer on Holder

It is a no-brainer that Eric Holder will be a disaster for gun rights as the Attorney-General of the United States.

It is also a no-brainer that his confirmation as Attorney-General by the U.S. Senate is virtually a foregone conclusion, I am sorry to say.

Holder picked up some key 'conservative' support when Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama threw his hat into the ring, informing the Senate Judiciary Committee that he will be voting in favor of the nominee.

This announcement came on the heels of news that Arlen Specter and Orin Hatch also stated their intentions to support Holder.

We can expect RINOS such as John McCain and his underling, Lindsey Graham, to follow.

Thus, the prospects of stopping Eric Holder from becoming our next Attorney-General are next to nil. It is virtually assured that every single Democratic Senator will vote in favor of Holder. And, even if no more Republicans vote in favor of him than the ones cited above, his confirmation will sail through the Senate.

It would be a big mistake to lump all GOP Senators in one basket on this issue. We can count on Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, Senator David Vitter, R-LA, and Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to vote against Holder.

There will be others, no doubt.

But the fact remains that due to the present makeup of the U.S. Senate, which is solidly under the control of liberal Democrats, the country is going to be saddled with an Attorney-General who at best has a cavalier attitude toward Constitutional rights.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/29/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Michelle Malkin says that House Republicans finally grew some brass ones in unanimously opposing the massive 1.1 trillion-dollar snake-oil stimulus plan that Obama and the Democrats have foisted on the taxpayers.

Gateway Pundit reports that in spite of an economic crisis, Obama and the Democrats voted to fund overseas abortions. Note the 4 Republicans who voted with them.

Western Rifle Shooters Association has the MUST-read of the day on Obama, entitled, 'This Emperor Has No Clothes; It Will All End in Tears.' This was written by a reporter in the U.K.

Via Matt Drudge, the founder of The Weather Channel has explosive information on 'the amazing story behind the global warming scam.' This is essential reading.

Armed Citizen wonders if there are any sons of liberty left.

JR comments on the fact that the Holder nomination has cleared the Senate Judiciary by a vote of 17-2. The confirmation vote now moves to the full Senate.

The Wandering Minstrel reports the explosive real story behind why the Holder confirmation is a done deal.

2A Musing issues an alert for Texas readers on a bill introduced in the legislature.

Alphecca reports that 'The Bastard' (NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg) is up to no good again, calling for an expansion of the nanny state. Wait till you see how.

Kurt Hofmann takes a deeper look at the government's monopoly on force.

Blogstitution crunches the numbers in showing us why the 1.1 trillion dollar bill approved by Democrats and Obama is the worst bill ever.

Pax Parabellum points to some reaction to the passing of the stimulus package.

Free in Idaho posts the words of one of the greats. Too bad his warnings are going unheeded.

David Codrea does some important interpreting of the 'newspeak' today in 'What The Brady Campaign Means by Home Rule.'

Mike Vanderboegh issues an important warning to the government powers that be, just in case they haven't gotten the message.

Kharma Futures provides good reading on Ayn Rand's libertarianism, in case you missed it.

Gun Pundit points out that a certain element of society already has national reciprocity, no permit needed...

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight blogs on the growing movement of the nanny state to ban smoking in the privacy of your own home. Tyranny is on the move with a vengeance.

Say Uncle has some good news on guns in San Francisco, of all places. Read it!

Sebastian provides an interesting read on home defense ammo.

Breda opines on elections and voter apathy. The latter is what our government thingies count on.

Traction Control has a photo you must see. I link to this because I love dogs, and, if you have one, don't forget to do what you must to protect them. They depend on us!

John Lott says that Barack Obama is arguing that FDR's New Deal was too small. Say what!? So, does this mean that we can now refer to him as 'the Idiot in Chief'?

Live from the Upper Texas Gulf Coast does a good job at taking apart a columnist over some blather concerning the 2nd Amendment and the U.S. Constitution.

The BoBo Files has an absolute must-see video of a woman's testimony on the 2nd Amendment.

Days of our Trailers posts 'Anatomy of an Online Gun Control Advocate.'

Walls of the City says he was wrong. Well, he may have been wrong on the timing, but not the prediction itself. Just give the Obamination time.

My favorite intellectual, the great Walter Williams, has a hum-dinger today entitled, 'There is No Santa Claus.' Do yourself a favor and read it all.

Sessions Defects to Support Holder

Under most conditions I consider U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, to be an important ally in adhering to conservative principles.

But we just lost him on the Holder nomination.

For some unknown reason, Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would be voting in favor of confirmation of Holder for Attorney-General.

Thus, the dominoes begin to fall one by one.

We expect Holder to get some opposition, but it is increasingly becoming crystal clear that he will gain broadbased support in the U.S. Senate vote.

Thus, Obama will get what he asked for--one of the most dangerous and anti-gun Attorneys-General in American history.

Clearly, the GOP could have done much, much more to oppose this horrid nomination. Shame on them for generally shirking their duty to the citizens of this country by holding firm to principle.

We never expected the Democrats to hold firm to principle. But the GOP knows better.

'The Day America Lost the War on Terror'

The first phone call he made as President was to a Palestinian leader to say that America is now on the side of 'Palestinian interests.'

The first TV interview he granted as President was to an Arab network to say that he understands the feelings and goals of Muslim extremists.

During his first week in office he signed an order that will eventually close the Gitmo prison for terrorists, meaning that the most dangerous barbarians in the world will be brought to the U.S. mainland to be housed in a facility near you.

In short, the day America lost the war on terror is the day that terribly misguided voters elected Barack Hussein Obama to office. The man is quickly becoming the most dangerous human being in America today with regard to our safety and security.

Read this telling op-ed by Ben Shapiro at

Eleven Dems Join GOP to Oppose Obama Plan

Although the vast majority of the Democrats in the U.S. House Representatives marched in lockstep to the directives of San Fran Nan and Barack Obama, eleven brave souls joined Republicans in opposing the massive stimulus package backed by Obama and the House Democratic leadership.

Here are the names of these eleven brave, patriotic Democrats: Griffith, Peterson, Boyd, Bright, Kanjorski, Kratovil, Cooper, Taylor, Ellsworth, Minnick, and Shuler. (H/t to Michelle Malkin).

Not a single Republican in the House voted in favor of this shameful thievery of taxpayers' money.

Thus, this is the Democrats' baby. They will have to accept total blame for the carnage to follow.


In one of the most divisive votes in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, not a single Republican voted in favor of Barack Obama's 1.1 trillion-dollar stimulus plan for the economy.

The Republicans are to be commended for standing together against economic tyranny and decrying the passing along of 2 trillion dollars' worth of debt to succeeding generations of American taxpayers.

America is already in debt by 1 trillion dollars. The Democrats in the House just voted to make that 2 trillion by voting in favor of spending money we don't have.

Yet this is supposed to 'bring America out of the recession?'

Suppose you were $100,000 bucks in debt. And suppose some smooth-talking snake oil salesman tried to sell you a bill of goods, promising that if only you double your amount of debt to $200,000 bucks you will get your financial house in order much quicker.

What would you say about such a plan?

To most people this is asinine. Yet this is precisely what the Democratic House of Representatives just did, at Barack Obama's bidding, and the Senate is getting ready to do the same thing.

When this flimsy deck of cards comes crashing down, and be assured it will, just remember who supported it and who condemned it. More importantly, remember who voted against this snake oil nostrum.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/28/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Via Matt Drudge , Yahoo News is reporting that a divided House will approve the 1.1 trillion-dollar mess that taxpayers will have to fork over, per Barack Obama's insistence, in spite of overwhelming opposition by Republicans.

Michelle Malkin sends out an urgent plea to stop the Obama-Democrat thievery by burning up the phone lines from the citizens to Washington, protesting the plan.

David Codrea, in his Gun Rights Examiner column, focuses on an example of arrested development in a Georgia gun rights case.

Kurt Hofmann's St. Louis Gun Right Examiner column is a doozy today. It seems the gun-grabbers who support Obama are just waiting in the wings for him to declare that government has a monopoly on 'force', code language for self-defense.

Lee Rogers, via Bob Pooler, alerts us to a bill introduced in the House, H.R. 645, that should give patriots cause for quite a bit of alarm. Take a look.

Mike McCarville provides an excellent reason to oppose Obama's stimulus bill--5.2 BILLION dollars will go to his fraudulent group, ACORN!

Walls of the City has more on the ACORN outrage.

Days of our Trailers reports that yet another member of 'The Bastard's' Mayors Against Gun Rights has landed in court on corruption charges.

Texas Fred issues an urgent plea for Senators to vote against the confirmation of Eric Holder for AG.

The Rustmeister has the quote of the day.

Western Rifle Shooters Association posts a MUST-read entitled, 'Applying Solzhenitsyn's Advice.'

Sipsy Street Irregulars has essential reading entitled, SLAP-ing the Enemy.'

Ahab has a recap of last night's Gun Nuts Radio program and the audio to go with it.

Say Uncle points to the latest antics of the ATF. Who controls this outfit, Barney Fife?

Sebastian links to Steven Halbrook's excellent op-ed on why Holder should not be confirmed as AG.

Pax Parabellum provides the exact figures showing that only 8% of the 'stimulus' money will be spent in 2009. Economists predict we will be coming out of the recession by 2010 anyway. So, tell me why we are allowing Obama and the Democrats to spend our money this way????

Tam has an interesting read on ammo stockpiles.

Nicki's title for this post says it all--'This Is What You Get for Kissing Iran's Ass.'

Roberta X is sick again. We all need to send some good thoughts and prayers her way!

Alphecca presents for our reading pleasure the snarky 'More Evidence of Global Warming.'

Sorry for a shorter edition of The Roundup today, but The Liberty Sphere has been fighting off an attack by cyber-vermin who obviously wish to shut me down. I'm onto them, though, and very shortly my substantial aresenal of cyber-pesticide will have them zapped.

Sarah Palin Launches Political Action Committee

In an action that many believe is a precursor to a run for the White House in 2012, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has launched her own political action committee called 'SarahPAC.'

The PAC's website can be accessed at

From the website:

Dedicated to building America's future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.

SarahPAC believes America's best days are ahead. Our country, founded on conservative principles and the fight for freedom, must confront the challenges of the 21st century with integrity, innovation, and determination.

This is good news. Palin represents a breath of fresh air for conservatives in American politics.

Searchable Text of Stimulus Bill in Congress

The Senate Conservatives Fund has provided an online searchable text of the 1.1 trillion-dollar economic stimulus bill proposed by Barack Obama and the Democrats (h/t to Michelle Malkin).

This bill is an albatross around the necks of the American taxpayer for generations to come.

Click on the link and read. Then call your Senators and Representatives encouraging them to vote NO on this bill.

First Vote on Obama Bailout Today

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the massive 1.1 trillion dollar government bailout proposed by Barack Obama today.

Included in the measure is a multi-million-dollar bonanza for Obama's fraudulent front-group, ACORN.

House Republicans are expected to vote against the measure en mass, but they admitted they simply don't have the votes to stop the so-called 'stimulus' package from being approved.

However, one of the factors fueling potential opposition to the package among some conservative Democrats is a letter of opposition to the bill signed by 200 major U.S. economists.

Contrary to the suggestion by Barack Obama and the Democrats that this measure has broad support among economists, many experts in the financial sector see nothing in the bill that will actually help the economy at all.

In fact, a careful examination of the spending measures in the bill will reveal that it is primarily a funding bonanza for liberal Democrats' pet taxpayer expense in the middle of a recession.

Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

Because he stated that he hopes Barack Obama fails in his attempt to make the U.S. a Socialist nation, Democrats in Congress are circulating a petition against Rush Limbaugh.

This is an unprecedented move by a political party against a private citizen.

Liberals are misrepresenting Limbaugh's statement, claiming that he simply wants Obama to fail for the heck of it. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The failure of the Democrats to state up-front and honestly why Rush wants Obama to fail is very telling.

Any patriotic American who cares about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, human liberty, and free enterprise wants Obama to fail. No one wants him to succeed except for those who want to topple American society from top to bottom, leaving our values on the ash-heap of human history.

Read more about the Democrats' unprecedented move against a private citizen here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ALERT! Sen. Specter to Support Holder as AG

The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, announced late today that he will support Eric Holder's confirmation as Attorney-General.

This comes as devastating news to those who had hoped either to place a hold on Holder's confirmation hearings or to defeat the nominee outright in a vote.

We can expect not only Specter to defect to Holder's confirmation but GOP Senator Orin Hatch as well.

And then the usual RINO suspects will simply fall in line behind them--John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who are quickly ditching their principles and showing little courage in standing up to Obama's extremist choices for his Administration.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/27/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Sipsy Street Irregulars gets us started this Tuesday with the MUST-read of the day on why Obama and the Democrats are now focusing on the northern border rather than the southern border.

Atlas reports the explosive news that Obama's first TV interview as President is with the Arab news agency Al Arabiya. Then, scroll down for the next story. As soon as Obama gave the interview, terrorists in Gaza broke the cease-fire, killing an Israeli soldier.

Gateway Pundit has more on this story. Apparently the new President is a freakin' maniacal apologist for Muslim terrorists!

Say Uncle says that despite her negative rhetoric on the appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand to the U.S. Senate, gun-grabber Carolyn McCarthy donated money to her campaigns. There is something unseemly going on here, as we reported yesterday. The Gillibrand appointment is highly suspect.

Sebastian reports that U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) can now be confirmed as a 'NO' on the Holder nomination. Good!

Robb Allen writes on an interesting case of overreaction to the nth degree.

Gun Nuts has all the information on tonight's edition of Gun Nuts Radio.

Of Arms and the Law posts good reading on 'traced guns vs. crime guns.'

Alphecca reports that a national CCW reciprocity bill has been introduced in Congress, although it is certain to go nowhere in the present Democrat-controlled government.

JR has news from the Fifty Caliber Institute and their new winner of the EDM windrunner.

Nicki reports that the streets of Ft. Wayne are a bit safer today. Read it to find out why.

David Codrea has a good one entitled, 'Teabagging Obama.'

Gun Rights Examiner posts Codrea's latest on Obama and assault weapons bans.

Western Rifle Shooters Association presents 'a cinematic preview of the coming excitement.'

Free in Idaho opines on the latest Supreme Court ruling that is cause for some alarm.

2A Musing reports on how Texas' 2 Senators voted on the tax cheat, Timothy Geithner.

Armed and Safe notes that voting against Holder isn't good enough. The game plan is to place a HOLD on the nomination, which means it can't come up for a vote.

St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner has Hofmann's latest on magazine capacity limits.

Brigid at Home on the Range shows us what's in her pockets...well, not her pockets exactly. That looks like a Taurus .38 Special there, Brigid. A woman after my own heart...

Blogonomicon comments on the news that hit yesterday on the worldwide war on free speech.

Blogstitution provides good reading today on the Constitution entitled, 'Powerless Because of the Law.'

The Wandering Minstrel posts essential reading from Ted Nugent on the Obamination.

Bloviating Zeppelin knocks it out of the ballpark with this one. You gotta see it. It's entitled, 'Master of Puppets.'

Notoriously Conservative posts an immensely helpful rundown on exactly how the stimulus money from Washington is being spent. The details tell the story.

The Rustmeister apparently has had a roller-coaster ride over at the Alehouse.

The Smallest Minority provides the quote of the day from the great Thomas Sowell.

Texas Fred has 'Obama--The First Week.'

An Ol' Broad's Ramblings presents today's edition of 'Obamarama.'

San Fran Nan's Birth Control

In an attempt to justify including millions of dollars for contraception in the economic stimulus package, the Loony-Bird of the House, San Fran Nan (Speaker Nancy Pelosi) stated that 'birth control is good for the economy.'

But over at the White House, Chairman Barry-O apparently didn't see it Nan's way.

A White House spokesman stated that President Obama did not ask for any money for birth control in his economic stimulus package, and that the whole idea was Pelosi's.

In this particular instance, I have the feeling that Obama is telling the truth. Funding for birth control in an economic stimulus bill is something that only San Fran Nan could envision as necessary.

And yet, the people of San Francisco keep sending this Loony Bird back to the House, year after year...

Obama's Tax Cheat Confirmed at Treasury

Republican Susan Collins, who is certainly no conservative, said it best when she stated, 'I cannot vote to confirm a tax cheat as head of the U.S. Treasury.'

It seems that in the days of 'hope and change' and a 'new day in Washington,' about the only thing one can depend on is that the faces change. Neither Obama nor the Democrats have been interested in avoiding corruption, that's for sure.

Today the U.S. Senate voted 60-34 to confirm Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary.

This comes in spite of the fact that Geithner did not pay his taxes. Obama's contention that it was 'an insignificant oversight' is simply false. The sum was substantial, and the man who will oversee the IRS and tax collections should know tax policy from top-to-bottom, particularly when it comes to his own taxes.

In spite of his confirmation, however, Geithner faces significant opposition...just not enough to deny him the job in this new day of the Democrats' culture of corruption.

On the Radio--Rush Explains the Obama Game Plan

The much-anticipated Monday edition of Rush Limbaugh's radio program, the first since Barack Obama's attacks, focused heavily on the Obama game plan rather than rehashing the facts about Friday's meeting during which the President decided to take on a radio show host.

By now we know what Obama said. The more important issue is why he said it.

Some believe it is due to fear, that perhaps Obama fears Limbaugh's influence more than any other conservative in or out of government.

There may be some truth to that notion.

But as Limbaugh notes in the transcripts from this segment of the show, Obama's statement is more in keeping with an overarching game plan to attack conservative principles and undermine their sway on the electorate, rather than some deeper phobia about Limbaugh.

In socialist Saul Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals, which has had significant influence on Obama's ideology and methodology, the 'father of modern community activism' specified in detail the process by which to eliminate opposition from conservatives.

That process is encapsulated by this simple formula--'pick the target, isolate it, polarize it.'

Make no mistake, Obama has declared war on conservatives, and he is going to use the playbook of one of the most radical subversives the country has ever seen to carry out that war.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Blond Beauty, Little Chucky, and Gun Control

From out of nowhere she appeared, seemingly to soothe the troubled souls of gun rights advocates wary of yet another Democratic Senator from New York.

She is a pretty blond, a supposed 'rising star' among the blue-dog Democrats, and she likes guns.

Traditional liberal Democrats in the state immediately blasted Governor Patterson for appointing Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate...that is, everyone except the rabid gun-grabber Senator Charles 'Little Chucky' Schumer.

Questions have surfaced that give one pause to view the Gillibrand appointment as suspect.

Little Chucky Schumer lobbied Governor Patterson vigorously for the Gillibrand appointment. Why?

We know, for example, that Little Chucky's NRA rating is F-. We also know that Governor Patterson rates an F- on gun issues. So, why would a liberal New York Senator and a liberal New York Governor, both of whom are on the record as opposing the right to keep and bear arms, support a supposed 'strong gun-rights advocate' for a U.S. Senate seat?

Kirby Ferris at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership speculates on the possible reasons, not the least of which is a grand scheme concocted in the minds of the power-hungry to placate gun-rights activists while working against those rights behind the scenes.

Little Chucky has been the subject of many articles here at The Liberty Sphere. We do not believe for one moment that he would be so adamant about appointing someone who supposedly supports gun rights to Clinton's vacated seat unless he had an ulterior motive.

It is to be remembered that in New York someone is considered a 'gun rights advocate' if they are slightly to the right of Carolyn McCarthy. That certainly doesn't exactly qualify as a 'gun rights activist' for the rest of the country.

The bottom line is we don't know who Kirsten Gillibrand really is. What is her political philosophy? What are her allegiances? Who are the recipients of her support?

Until we know these things perhaps it is a bit premature to celebrate her appointment.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 1/26/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Western Rifle Shooters Association has the quote of the week to get us started off for a Monday.

From Codrea's War on Guns: 'An Introduction to the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775.' Be sure to click on both links provided.

Gun Rights Examiner has 3 of Codrea's must-read articles here, here, and here.

Mike McCarville provides an update on the pro-gun Democrat chosen to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.

Armed and Safe reports that the freedom to exercise Constitutional rights in National Parks, via the Bush initiative to allow concealed carry, is in danger as Democrats gear up to reverse it.

Kurt Hofmann, writing in his St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner column, says there is a new push to ban so-called assault weapons.

From Human Events:
*Concealed Carry Permits are Life-Savers
*Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, Offers Alternative Stimulus Package
*Don't Listen to Rush?

Tam comments on Blago's latest antics as the Illinois Senate begins impeachment hearings against the Governor today.

Days of our Trailers has more about the Blago-impeachment hearings in Illinois.

Blogstitution says that the real message behind the Democrats' words on the economy is, 'Just wait it out.'

Roberta X has good reading today on the Senate and the process for choosing Senate replacements.

Pax Parabellum comments on San Fan Nan (Loony-Bird of the House) and her statement over the weekend that birth control is 'good for the economy.'

Michelle Malkin reports that Obama's fraudulent group ACORN stands to receive billions in government stimulus money, via the taxpayers.

From Sipsy Street Irregulars: 'Scavenging as a Guerilla Art Form.'

Mindful Musings says 'It's Tea Party Time.'

Nicki posts a great read on the windbag from Long Island--anti-gun Representative Carolyn McCarthy.

JR provides info on David E. Young's new blog. Young, of course, is an important pro-gun author.

The Rustmeister has 'pocket Obama' for those who drank the kool-aid and wish to keep the words of 'dear leader' near to them at all times.

Texas Fred provides must-read commentary on Barack Hussein Obama. Get ready for some language that lays it on the line. It's good!

Sebastian says he's beginning to like blue-dog Democrats a lot better than Republicans. Here's why.

Say Uncle posts some links to some gun art.

Kharma Futures muses on what happens when Atlas shrugs. Good reading on individualism, liberty, etc.

Alphecca points to an excellent editorial on the so-called 'gun show loophole.'

Insight on Freedom has a MUST-read essay entitled, 'Obama Picks a Fight--the Wrong Fight.'

'2009: The Year to Defend Free Speech'

All over the world at this hour free speech is being attacked as perhaps never before in the history of modern civilization. Liberal politicians and extremist Muslims have forged an alliance of sorts that views speaking one's mind on matters such as religion and politics a dangerous endeavor that should be forbidden.

Several high profile cases provide the perfect examples.

Last year National Review columnist Mark Steyn was placed on trial in a human rights tribunal in Canada for merely suggesting that the Muslim attack on European culture is dangerous.

In the Netherlands, freedom-fighter Geert Wilders is presently under indictment for 'speaking against Islam.'

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama blacklisted and punished radio and television stations that ran ads by the McCain campaign that were critical of Obama's ideas.

This, along with the Democrats' intention to squelch conservative speech on the airwaves using a variety of means, including but not limited to 'the (UN)Fairness Doctrine, bodes an ill omen for freedom of speech.

We are even hearing rumblings among the Left that any conservative who vehemently opposes and/or speaks out against the Obama vision for socialism in this country is to be considered 'a traitor.'

The following article at National Review, written by two courageous patriots, Geert Wilders and Robert Spencer, lays out in stark detail the world-wide attack on free speech and what we can do about it.

2009 will be a watershed year for human liberty.

Yet Another Example of Obama Arrogance

Billionaire George Soros, ultra-liberal Democrat subversive, funded a special dinner between conservative journalists and Barack Obama a few weeks ago.

The dinner was sponsored by Soros' Think Progress, a liberal Clinton front-group.

Word is now leaking out that Obama and his aides are outraged that the dinner did not result in the conservatives' changing their minds on their principles and pledging support for the Obama plan.

So, what, exactly, did they expect? Did they actually think that once the Obama-charm kicked into high-gear that the conservative journalists would run to Obama's feet, falling prostrate with tears, attesting to their conversion from conservatism to socialism?


Read the full story here at Newsbusters.

Obama's 510 Campaign Promises

During the Presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama made no less than 510 promises to the American people. As far as we can tell, he has already broken at least a half-dozen of them in his first 4 days of office.

We are going to have to hold his feet to the fire and keep him accountable.

Fox News is helping in this effort with this video.

The excuse that 'all Presidential candidates must make promises they can't keep in order to get elected' simply doesn't cut it with Obama. He is the one who campaigned on the platform of changing the way Washington does business.

If can't start with the manner in which promises are made in cavalier fashion and then summarily broken, then the rest of it doesn't matter.

Google to Make Personal Computers Obsolete?

Imagine a future world where one large Internet mega-conglomerate controls all of your personal data, including highly sensitive information on your identity, finances, health, and anything else you may have stored in files on your personal computer.

If Google has its way, that day may be closer than you think.

And the personal computer will go the way of the dinosaur:

Google is to launch a service that would enable users to access their personal computer from any internet connection, according to industry reports. But campaigners warn that it would give the online behemoth unprecedented control over individuals' personal data.

The Google Drive, or "GDrive", could kill off the desktop computer, which relies on a powerful hard drive. Instead a user's personal files and operating system could be stored on Google's own servers and accessed via the internet.

And let's not forget that Google contributed heavily to the election of Barack Obama, its CEO is slated to become Obama's chief resource officer in charge of Internet technology, and that the company is now poised to seize unprecedented power.

Perhaps it's time for the citizens to revisit their dictionaries for a refresher on the definition of 'fascism.'

Sunday, January 25, 2009

They Won Too, Mr. President

It's too bad I wasn't at the meeting that occurred on Friday afternoon during which Barack Obama went neanderthal under criticism, telling one Republican Congressman, 'I won. I will trump you on that.'

Now, wait just a minute. Whoa!

What do you mean you will trump him on that? You mean to tell me you think you are the only one who won an election in 2008, Mr. President?

On November 4, 2008, literally hundreds of various elections were held around the country, including dozens in the U.S. House and Senate. Many of those who were elected are opposed to the Obama agenda.

If he had said that to me, I would have responded in this fashion: 'Mr. President, congratulations on winning. But you are not the only one who won. I won my election too, you know, back in my home district? The voters in my home district sent me here to represent them and their views. And as their representative, I am here to hold your feet the fire and let you know that not everyone is awe-struck by your presence and your ideas.

'So, let's not forgot that everyone sitting at this table 'won' or else we would not be here representing the people.'

The word 'arrogant' has been used incessantly to describe Obama in the aftermath of that meeting, and with good reason. It is the height of arrogance to suggest that because he won, nobody else won.

Is his election the only one that matters?

Apparently so, if you are the newly anointed One.

But those who are not drunk with power and who have their feet firmly planted in reality know that many elections are won and lost in a general election, not just the Presidency.

The conservatives who sit in the House and Senate in Washington were elected by their constituents. And in so many various ways their jobs are much more important than the President's.

And thus, in all of the false euphoria of Obama idol-worship, let's not forget that they won too.

Crittenden: 'He Won'

In response to Barack Obama's hissy fit encapsulated in the term, 'I won,' which he stated rather arrogantly to a Republican who dared question his use of taxpayer money, blogger Jules Crittenden does an outstanding job in fleshing out the term.

He won.

Therefore, all criticism should cease. All questions should be hushed. All opposition must be squelched.

'The One' who 'was born for this moment in history' is now in office, and everyone must simply acquiesce to whatever he says or wants.

Funny how nobody who is saying this asinine stuff believed that in 2004 after 'Bush won.' Why didn't all of his opposition simply sit down, shut up, and let 'the one who was chosen' do his work unhindered?

Funny how all the rules that now seem to apply to Obama never applied to anyone else.

Oh, and just in case anyone has any doubt, the opposition to Obama, which is substantial in the country, will NEVER be silent about our disdain for his ideas. So, get set. It's going to be quite a ride for the next 4 years.

And as for The Liberty Sphere, you can bet your last drop of holy saliva that sits on your newly anointed lord and master's tongue that we will be right here, each and every day, blasting away at Obama as long as we believe he is wrong.


Referring to the new President's attitude as one of 'arrogance,' the Vatican has blasted Barack Obama for his policy change that will in essence make the U.S. the world's largest exporter of abortion/infanticide.

During the years of the Bush Presidency, funding for abortion programs around the world was banned by executive order.

But now that the most extremist advocate for abortion and infanticide in the U.S. Senate is President of the U.S., once again American tax dollars will flow all over the world to fund baby killing, in spite of the financial woes we face here at home.

Here is a part of the statement:

It is "the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life," Archbishop Rino Fisichella was quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera daily.

Fisichella is president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, one of a number of so-called pontifical academies which are formed by or under the direction of the Holy See.

"What is important is to know how to listen... without locking oneself into ideological visions with the arrogance of a person who, having the power, thinks they can decide on life and death," he added.

The rest of the story can be found here.