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Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Obama Playbook: Information Overload

One could sum up the Obama mode of operation by the term 'Operation Information Overload.'

And this is my topic of discussion today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

Thanks for reading and passing it along!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/15/09

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

Tam gets us started today on some cool guns, in case you haven't seen it yet.

Kurt Hofmann has a must-read today entitled, 'How to Disarm the Citizenry in 3 Easy Steps.' Beware, my friends. They have already laid the groundwork.

Gun Pundit posts some stats that show the gun sales frenzy is nowhere near leveling off. The 'Obama Effect' continues...

JR blogs about an important piece of legislation in Texas that would end 'sanctuary cities' for illegal aliens. Good!

Mike McCarville presents his periodic and always-interesting 'Gadfly on the Wall' segment, this time doing a bit of well-deserved bragging on his grandson on a recent achievement. Congrats!

David Codrea provides an interesting read, entitled, 'Pursuing Happiness, Government Style.' Wait till you see what our government is actually funding!

Traction Control sends an early report from the 2009 NRA Convention in Phoenix.

Days of our Trailers is also at the Convention and sends these neat pics from the Gun Bloggers Bash.

2A Musing writes about the Remington 1100 20ga 'Magnum' shotgun. I'm sure all of you have one in your collection?

Say Uncle reports that the ATF is interviewing citizens who have bought more than 5 guns. And just how would they know this? That database they claim they don't have???

Sipsy Street Irregulars has one lolly-palooza of a must-read entitled, 'Live Free or Die.' Read it all.

Armed Citizen issues a special alert to gun owners in Florida. The legislature has pulled a last-minute sneak attack. Take a look, and if you are in Florida, ACT!

Sebastian reports that a VERY special guest made an appearance at the NRA-ILA meet & greet. Photo included.

Way Up North posts his Friday news roundup from the great state of Alaska, including comments on the latest Pelosi scandal...

Breda had a little 'fun' with the TSA at the airport on her way out of town.

Robb Allen received a goodie in the mail from Crimson Trace. Pics provided.

Free in Idaho has a highly thought-provoking post entitled, 'What Were They Thinking?' Take a look.

Pax Parabellum posts 2 videos that are worth viewing on the Pelosi scandal.

From Western Rifle Shooters Association: 'Thuggery and Mob Action, Government Style.'

Texas Fred says that the Tea Parties are a-brewin' again, this time for July 4, and it appears this round will be even greater than those of April 15.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost provides the latest news from the GOA. Good stuff!

Congratulations to The Smallest Minority who celebrates 6 years of blogging!

Walls of the City notes that, finally, after four months of the onslaught against our liberties, journalists are beginning to actually report know, which is their job description to begin with?

Alright. It's time for the finest political cartoons on the Internet. And An Ol' Broad's Ramblings has them. Enjoy...

Pelosi Should Step Down

With her integrity increasingly in doubt, it is time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to relinquish her role as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

This is the subject of my latest op-ed at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

What can we say about someone who would prosecute government officials for waterboarding, when she admits she knew it had been used as far back as 2003, yet said and did nothing?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Roundup

There will be no Second Amendment News Roundup today due to illness. Will resume as soon as possible. Thanks.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Who's REALLY Heartless?"

Rev. Kharma's co-blogger, 'The Deacon,' has written an article today that I am eager to pass along.

In South Carolina, Governor Mark Sanford has refused to ask for bailout money from the federal government, which has brought him tons of criticism, particularly from the education lobby in the state, which claims the Governor is 'heartless' due to the fact that refusing the money will cost teachers jobs, in their view.

But who is really being 'heartless' here?

Here is an excerpt from the article:

There is much politics within the school system as well as surrounding it. What many don’t know or don’t understand is that many teachers coming out of college have to go outside SC to get a job. There are not enough the slots for them available here.

Why is it that many new teachers must go out of state to get a job? Why is it that we must further cut jobs? One reason is the TERI program. The “Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive” program is what is both filling slots new teachers could have, and also eating into the state budget. This is a problem for new teachers, and the state budget, by allowing a teacher to continue to draw retirement and to earn teacher salary and leave, “at the rate consistent with their years of service”, on top of that. So rather than pay a new teacher a first year salary, also providing a job, you close up the job market and over pay a teacher for doing the same job. “The TERI program is designed for employees who wish to access their retirement contributions from the SC Retirement System, but desire to continue employment with the agency and retain the same position they held prior to entering the program.” Wow, Holy Double Dipper Batman! To boot, depending on which version of TERI, they can have contracts for specific terms so they are paid for the term of the contract rather than working as the need exists. What a deal!

Thus, by merely doing away with the TERI program, schools districts could hire teachers with no problem, even without federal stimulus money.

The Deacon correctly vindicates Governor Sanford while naming the ones who are actually responsible for the state's budgetary woes.

But this story is not exclusive to South Carolina. The same scenario is being played out in numerous states across the country. It is time to stop and ask, 'Who is really responsible for the mess other than the easily-vilified fall guys the liberals and media identify?

Follow the money trail, and usually you will find out.

Be sure to read the entire article here.

LIBERTY ALERT! Feds Target Small Banks!

Via Matt Drudge, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is now targeting small community banks for federal bailout funds.

Two questions arise:

1. Will the government force some banks to take the funds as they did with the nation's largest banks, whether or not they need or want the money?

2. Will the government force itself upon these small banks as part owner, as it did with the large banks?

The socialist assault on America's financial institutions continues...

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/13/09

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

Sipsy Street Irregulars comments on the fact that the Obamanoids are growing more fearful by the day that the CIA is going to cause trouble for Democrats.

Gateway Pundit notes that in 2006 the Democrats blocked Social Security reform. Now, however, they have changed their tune since the great Messiah has ascended to his throne.

Mike McCarville says that the upcoming census will contain fictitious names. Take a look to see why. I will add to that the fact that ACORN will be right in the middle of it.

Meeting on the Green has more about that in this post entitled, 'ACORN Calling.'

JR provides a special update on campus carry legislation in Texas.

Texas Fred comments on the news that a problem has been found with the space shuttle.

Gun Rights Examiner takes a look at the Mexican 'horse and pony show' on guns.

David Codrea reports that Len Savage discusses the David Olofson gun case at JPFO, and you can listen to it by clicking the link.

Brigid explains why her blog is referred to as 'mausers and muffins.' And happy Blog-anniversary! It's good to have her around as one of the gun bloggers.

Free in Idaho has an important read entitled, 'It's Up to You to Protect Yourself.'

2A Musing posts a great pic of an AR-15 and tells us where some are available at a reasonable price.

Kurt Hofmann's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner reports that the campus carry bill in Missouri has been stalled by anti-gun bigots, and it needs some help to get it passed.

Days of our Trailers opines on the intolerable situation in Mexico and the growing tendency of citizens to take matters into their own hands.

Notoriously Conservative provides good reading with, 'Peace Through Strength--What Libtards Fail to See.'

Western Rifle Shooters Association posts the riveting 'Go Ahead and Jump.'

Michelle Malkin reports that the scumbag billionaire and extremist Leftist Democrat operative George Soros has gotten away with more illegal activity.

And then John Lott alerts us to the fact that the scumbag in the White House wants to regulate executive compensation for corporations across the board, even if they didn't accept TARP funds.

Tam informs us of the new way shooters are showing good manners. Take a look!

Say Uncle alerts us to the fact that the slippery-slope attempt of the nanny-state to control behavior now extends to 'thought crimes,' including what we read!

Sebastian says that thanks to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), we now have a good National Parks Carry bill in Congress.

Breda has a summary and a download of last night's edition of Gun Nuts Radio.

Alphecca reports that the lawsuit against Glock has been dismissed.

Nicki provides the MUST-read definition of 'irony.' Actually I think it denotes 'outrage.' Take a look and tell me why we continue to support this corrupt sham we call the U.N.!

Pax Parabellum issues a Tennessee bloggers action alert! It seems the legislature is attempting to tax bloggers out of business!

Mindful Musings shares a quote from Thomas Jefferson that has turned out to be prophetic in these Obama days...

Walls of the City has essential reading entitled, 'The Government IS the Problem.'

The Rustmeister takes a U.S. Senator from his state on a trip to the woodshed, and for good reason. To be frank, I have had problems with this guy for years, going all the way back to Ronald Reagan's first run for the Republican nomination in 1976.

Live from the Upper Texas Gulf Coast gave us a chuckle with this quote of the day on the Eisenhower baby boom of the 1950s.

The Stiletto analyses in depth the politics of the new Star Trek movie. Take a look at her analysis of the connection the Lefties are making between Star Trek and Obama!

Ms. Underestimated has several posts, including videos, of Glenn Beck's series exposing corruption within ACORN, as reported by former employees. This is riveting stuff. Just click and scroll.

Cuba: The Same Old Commie Goons and Thugs

Obama wants to open up travel and end the trade embargo with regard to Cuba.

Not surprising, since many of his supporters sported images of Castro's hit-man, the mass-murderer Che Guevara.

One would think that things had changed in the Commie regime to our south.

Not so! They're still the same old goons and thugs as always. And a recent incident with a blogger proves it!

Read all about it in my column today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

Can you do me a big favor? Click on the link, read, and pass it along?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/12/09

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

Patterico reports the explosive news of the behind-the-scenes government takeover of healthcare.

Western Rifle Shooters Association has the riveting must-read of the day. Don't let the title fool you. This piece shows us that the present government is illegitimate.

Rev. Kharma responds to my essay at the Examiner, and says that several things need to happen before he can embrace my notion that non-violent drug offenders need to be decriminalized.

Say Uncle posts some sobering news on the present government and the way the country is going.

Sebastian has the latest news from the Brady Campaign (to destroy the rights of the citizens).

Breda provides all the information on tonight's edition of Gun Nuts Radio. Give it a look!

From Hofmann's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner: 'Gun Laws and Unintended Consequences.'

21 Guns Salute asks a vital question that demands an answer in these dangerous Obama days--"Is the Military Coming for Us?"

David Codrea says that gun law-related stories need to substantiate their claims, and he gives a couple of examples, one regarding the NRA.

Tam points to an interesting online gathering of tin foil hats, Nazis, Commies, and the like, along with her comments on it to boot.

The Wandering Minstrel shows us a unique bumper-sticker concerning Blackwater.

The Rustmeister opines that it's 'time for the NRA to break with tradition,' and with good reason. Take a look.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost alerts us to the highly dangerous House bill H.R. 2159, which he says will turn the Constitution into toilet tissue.

Bloviating Zeppelin blogs on the guaranteed failure of American automakers, and notes that Obama's policies are actually driving our car companies out of the country to foreign nations.

Mike McCarville reports that a race between J.C. Watts and Mary Falin for the GOP nomination for Governor of Oklahoma would be a horse-race.

Pax Parabellum asks a question that I have wondered about but never voiced for the fear of being labeled a paranoid loon. But it IS a legitimate question. What was that fly-over in NYC with Air Force One really about?!

Walls of the City points to and comments upon another lamebrained editorial in the anti-gun newspaper Commercial Appeal.

Days of our Trailers comments on high-risk sales from gun manufacturers directly to police departments.

From Traction Control: 'When the Treasury is Out of Treasure, What Will We Call It?'

Mike Vanderboegh always provides a riveting read. Here he writes about Paul Helmke, who apparently lives in his own alternate universe.

Decriminalization of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

With the stark reality that the war on drugs has been a failure and that government prohibitions only fuel the underground, Mexican drug cartels, and drug war lords, it is time for a different approach to the drug problem.

Read all about it in my column today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

Remember, your willingness to click on the link above is vital, and I deeply appreciate your help.


Do you know this woman?
Her name is Janeane Garofalo of Boston. She is another airhead, 'progressive' comic.
Now she has moved into the category of 'wench.'
She referred to Tea Party attendees across the nation as 'racists.'
She should apologize, but refuses.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/11/09

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

Columbia Conservative Examiner explores the issue of academic fraud in America, and apparently it is widespread. Discover how the top universities, even Harvard, fudge on grades in order to pass through the system students with minimal skills!

David Codrea provides hard-copy documentation to the charge that the ATF engages in illegal seizure of property. Take a look!

Kurt Hofmann shows us the many instances when having martial arts skills is simply not enough.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost presents 'Obamanomics Explained.' A good read.

Sipsy Street Irregulars has a timely reminder from Oath Keepers of 'the 10 orders we will not obey.'

Nicki provides a MOST interesting read entitled, 'One Way Ticket to Cuba.'

Mindful Musings informs us that the feds are going to implement 'animal I.D.,' which will pose a significant hardship on farmers.

John Jacob H
alerts us to some numbskull group called 'Mothers For Gun Control' that censors opposing comments on its website.

Brigid posts an excellent read that is worth your time to breath it in and let it take hold of you. Thanks for getting me in touch with some things inside, Brigid.

From Days of our Trailers: 'The Full Victim Package.'

Every Blade of Grass gives us a report from a day at the range.

Sebastian has a poll going on which state has the worst gun laws. Go over there and participate!

JR points to 'The Fear Factor--White House Edition.'

Alphecca is raising some cash by selling off some gun stuff. Take a look!

Texas Fred reports the story of a teen who was told by his Christian school not to attend a prom with his girl friend. I was raised Baptist and am still a Baptist, but not that kind. My shell never was that hard.

The Rustmeister says that the VA is accepting applications for post-9/11 GI bill benefits.

Say Uncle updates us on the impending gun battle in Montana.

Notoriously Conservative shows us one good reason why Obama and company can get away with their oppressive shenanigans.

Pax Parabellum reports that Obama has finally done what most of us with more sense in our little finger than progressives have in their entire bodies have been warning about--the gargantuan tax increases to pay for The Chairman's reckless spending have arrived. It ain't pretty.

Rev. Kharma posts essential reading entitled, 'The States vs. The Feds: Conflict Lies Ahead.'

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight makes a vital point about German disarmament and its consequences. Progressives in the U.S. never learned this lesson.

Meeting on the Green publishes THE must-read of the day entitled, 'Liberty's Death Bed.' This is VITAL reading!

Numbskull at the Helm

Unlike the Bush administration, the staff of President Obama is not coordinating its policy on Iran or the greater Middle East with Israel and has not been informing the Jewish state of its plans or recent diplomatic developments in area, according to sources in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office.

We have a numbskull at the helm in the White House. Read the entire sickening story of Obama's non-cooperation with Israel here.

A Message to 'Comic Actress' Wanda Sykes

So you think a joke about 'hoping Rush Limbaugh's kidneys fail' is funny.

Mmmm. Interesting.

What if we made similar 'hilarious' jokes about Ted Kennedy, for example. Maybe something like, 'I bet he'll enjoy his brain tumor-induced seizures better than getting drunk,' or something of that sort.

Or better still, 'Hope he has a seizure while in the Senate chamber so we can laugh at him.'

That's not so funny, now, is it, Wanda.

You have done nothing but prove to the American public that you and your ilk (including Obama, who laughed at your hate-fest masquerading as a joke) are truly the most hateful, heartless, classless, and despicable human beings on the planet.

You are only one step away from being as bad as Al Qaeda.

The Cheney Offensive

No matter what you think of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, consider his latest interview during which he said the following:

*Obama's policies are a danger to the security of the United States.

*The interrogation techniques used after 9/11 saved countless thousands of American lives.

*If he had to choose between Rush Limbaugh and Colin Powell as the face of the Republican Party, he would prefer Limbaugh.

So far, he's batting 1000. Personally, I would have rather had Cheney as President than Bush from 2001-2008.