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Saturday, October 31, 2009


A true conservative is attempting to wrest the GOP nomination from a RINO and has received death threats.

The story about this man and his views, along with the info about the threat, can be found today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

Of note to gun owners, this man--presently a district attorney and former federal prosecutor-- believes in carrying a gun!

Friday, October 30, 2009

How Did We Get Here and What Will Change It?

This is the 4th and final segment in my series, 'Essential Concepts,' at Columbia Conservative Examiner:

Part 4--How Did We Get Here and What Will Change It?

I sincerely hope you will read, ponder, and ACT.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/30/09

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

Tam says 'color me skeptical' concerning the pronouncement this morning on the news that the 'recession is over.' Tell me about it. Don't believe 'em. It AIN'T true! The recent boost was a bubble created by the cash for clunkers program alone. It's over. Unemployment will continue to rise, and just wait till we reap the consequences of the present monetary and economic policy being pursued by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury.

Karl Denninger at Market Ticker provides all the details to the commentary above with 'How Do You Get "Economic Recovery" out of These Numbers?'

Western Rifle Shooters Association has a primer about F-class firearms. Take a look.

Vanderboegh presents 'a new terrorist warning poster.' This one hits the nail on the head.

David Codrea has a MUST-read entitled, 'Does Denying Guns to "Prohibited Persons" Insure Public Safety?' Read it all.

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight provides an excellent boot review for those interested in having the best footwear on hand for outdoor sporting and for the worst-case scenario...

Say Uncle posts spot-on commentary concerning someone taking shots at Lou Dobbs and his wife...AND the fact that nary word of it has been reported in the state-run media (SRM).

Pax Parabellum reports that so far Obama has had ZERO impact on race relations. Go figure...

Mike McCarville points to a little-known rising star in the GOP, but as Mike notes, questions still remain.

Iron Mill News Service provides analysis on U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's proposal for terms limits in Congress.

Way Up North has a link to the specific new taxes contained in the Pelosi-Democrat-ObamaCare bill that is now going to the House floor.

Meeting on the Green writes a sobering message to Patriots that is at once sad, frightening, but true. Go. Read. Think. Act.

The Newbius Papers has a MUST-read on the state of the U.S. with 'Old Wisdom.' Don't pass up this one!

Texas Fred posts controversial commentary on the news story that Dick Cheney has endorsed Kay Bailey Hutchison.

The Rustmeister critiques the House healthcare bill from an overlooked angle--it will drive up STATE deficits.

ALRIGHTY, folks! Time to chuckle a bit as we head into the weekend. The Ol' Broad has some goodies today to tickle your funny bone--the best political cartoons on the Internet. Enjoy...

New Details Emerge on House HC Bill

As we reported yesterday, the gargantuan 1990-page 'healthcare reform' bill agreed upon by the House is replete with booby-traps for the citizens. New details revealed today indicate that the 'death panels' Sarah Palin warned about are back and very present in the bill.

This provision will determine who is worthy of care based upon age and overall health, which will most certainly result in rationing for the elderly. In addition, the measure mandates that 'end of life counseling' be offered to the elderly.

The cost of the plan is also of great interest. According to the Congressional Budget Office the pricetag will be 1.055 TRILLION, far above the supposed goal of Nancy Pelosi and others to keep the cost below a trillion bucks.

But by the time ALL of the hidden costs are added in to the measure, the actual price is more like 2 trillion at the very least.

Let's take a quick review of the provisions of the bill as they are known so far:

*It covers illegal aliens.
*It covers abortions.
*It raises taxes.
*It mandates that all citizens purchase health insurance (which is unconstitutional).
*It takes billions out of Medicare and depletes the Medicare Advantage supplemental programs.
*It gives the HHS Secretary the power to create 'waiting lists' which is tantamount to rationing.
*It imposes heavy fines on individuals who fail to purchase insurance and on businesses that fail to provide it for their employees, leading to unemployment and layoffs since many businesses can't afford it.
*It maintains the so-called 'public option' which will drive private insurers out of business. In short, this is government-run healthcare.

The House will debate the bill next week. Assuming it passes, which is in doubt, it will have to go to a conference committee to reconcile the bill with a Senate version. The Senate has already made it clear that ObamaCare is in deep trouble with heavy hitters such as Joe Lieberman and Olympia Snowe indicating they will not support the plan.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/29/09

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

Conservative Libertarian Outpost has important reading today entitled, 'Convoluted Logic.'

Brigid, as usual, presents a most elegant and worthwhile read entitled, 'Saving Time.'

Kurt Hofmann posts a great article today on men who prey upon women, and the best way to deal with it.

David Codrea says that the Brady Campaign glorifies police abuse of citizens. Take a look!

Roberta X provides a MUST-read today on the insidious growth of big government and our selective outrage over it.

From Mike Vanderboegh: 'Is There a Constitutional Dog in this Fight?'

Say Uncle comments on the 'pants-shittin' hysterics' coming out of the Southern Poverty Law Center concerning Oath Keepers.

Meeting on the Green notes that when it comes to the healthcare bill presented by Democrats and Obama, it's 'tyranny plain and simple.' YEP!

From Western Rifle Shooters Association: 'Dead Government Walking.'

Sebastian has a video of a gun-grabbing numbskull who goes on a typical tirade using flat-out lies, half-truths, and innuendo. Take a look!

GunRights4US points to the latest example of pure, unadulterated government senselessness.

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight updates us on the move to repeal the California ammo law.

Days of our Trailers reports that yet another mayor in 'the Bastard's Mayors Against Guns' is now a jailbird. Now that right there is a BIIGGGGG surprise!

Walls of the City blows the whistle on CNN's obvious bias in claiming that those who engage in self-defense in dangerous neighborhoods are 'vigilantes.'

Insight on Freedom has a barn-burner of a must-read entitled, 'America is Turning to Socialism.'

Amusing Bunni posts a great video entitled, 'Guns Are Awesome!'

Dark Blog sends out a special alert concerning 'e-trace': e-trace equals national gun registry!

Gun Pundit provides a photo and info on his 'black gun' that he has just placed back into service.

Standing By has good commentary and updated info on the Hoffman-Scozzafava race for the U.S. House and the controversy it has created.

Way Up North says that winter has set in up in Alaska. I love cold long as I can stay relatively warm in it.

Breaking: Dems Unveil Massive 1990-page HC bill (UPDATE)

Well, the Socialists are on the move! Read it all.

We are also hearing reports that Pelosi has blocked the public from listening to or watching debate about the bill.

UPDATE: Pelosi actually blocked the public from attending the west wing ceremony announcing the new HC bill that will be voted upon by the full House next week. Debate has not yet ensued. However, the area from which Pelosi banned the public is normally a part of the Capitol building that is open to citizens. But only a select few were allowed, which included Union members from SEIU and other groups that support a government takeover of healthcare.

In addition, the bill not only mandates that all Americans purchase health insurance (a DEFINITE violation of the Constitution!) but it funds abortions with tax dollars, covers illegal aliens, and takes billions out of Medicare and the supplemental Medicare Advantage plans in order to shift preference to younger, healthier persons. The bill also gives the power to a yet unnamed 'government secretary' (I assume the Secretary of HHS) to create 'waiting lists.' In other words, Obama and the Dems already know that their plan will necessitate the rationing inherent in forcing patients onto government-created waiting lists....

Part 3--Essential Concepts

Today we examine how the Framers guarded against mob rule democracy by inserting safeguards into the Constitution.

Columbia Conservative Examiner has this 3rd in the series on 'essential concepts.'

Please read it and pass it along!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/28/09

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

Gun Nuts posts the wrap-up and downloads for last night's edition of Gun Nuts Radio, in case you missed it.

Traction Control has a MUST-read concerning the upcoming U.S. Census. Only confirmed U.S. citizens are to be counted, but Progressives and Democrats are pushing to count non-citizens...which would help states like California get an upper hand, underhandedly.

The Wandering Minstrel is now officially RETIRED! That lucky son of a gun. lol

Texas Fred reports that the Afghan Taliban is already overwhelmingly outnumbered.

Around O-Town posts 'Liar Liar, Pants on Fire.' Read it, and follow the links.

The Rustmeister weighs in on the discussion/debate concerning open carry.

Walls of the City has an excellent post on 'situational awareness' when it comes to self-defense.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost says that you can either support Democrat healthcare or the Constitution, but not both. AMEN, brother!

Days of our Trailers emphasizes the fact that the ominous House bill H.R. 45 is officially DEAD. He says that even gun-ban loonies are laughing at some gun rights activists who claim the bill is on the brink of approval.

Bloviating Zeppelin reports startling news out of New York City and its joke of a Mayor--'the Bastard' Michael Bloomberg.

Roberta X provides good reading entitled, 'Everything Old is New Again.'

Alphecca points to a poll that shows 46% of Americans favor creating a new 'Independent' Party to compete with Democrats and Republicans.

Western Rifle Shooters Association posts an excellent video on the philosophy of liberty. Don't pass up this one!

From Kurt Hofmann: 'Hunters Feeding the Poor--If the Gun Haters Don't Stop Them.'

Robb Allen highlights the importance of taking kids to the shooting range to acclimate them to firearms and safety issues.

David Codrea alerts us to an utterly stupid court decision concerning felons and guns.

Open Carry has a very interesting discussion going on one of its message boards. Take a look!

Tam notes that government regulation often puts the right to self-defense out of the reach of the poor. Read it all.

Sebastian reports that author Gore Vidal has totally gone off the deep end and now qualifies as a complete 'bonehead.' Take a look.

Say Uncle points to yet another example of the utter stupidity of government regulations, this time resulting in a gun owner going to prison for 10 years!

Pax Parabellum has a story showing, yet again, the violence and danger associated with radical Islam--particularly those who promote 'Sharia Law.'

Essential Concepts II--Progressives and Mob Rule

Here is Part 2 in my series on 'Essential Concepts':

Essential Concepts II--the Progressives and Mob Rule.

Give it a read at Columbia Conservative Examiner. Would you consider passing it along?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Essential Concepts: Republic vs. Democracy

One of the essential concepts to understanding the American form of government, and indeed, to the very survival of our nation, is the concept of 'a Republic' as opposed to 'a Democracy.'

I discuss this concept today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

Folks, this one is VITAL, and word must be spread about it, or else we are doomed as a nation.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/27/09

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

David Codrea reports the news on a COP, mind you, who pulled at gun at a haunted house. ROFL! Looks like Barney Fife got 'skeered.'

Kurt Hofmann issues a report on government-mandated defenselessness and armed robbery.

Western Rifle Shooters Association presents 2 absolute MUST-reads:
1. Time to think about codes and signals.
2. 'Is Limited Government an Oxymoron?'

From Mike Vanderboegh: 'Rumors are Floating about an ATF Machinegun Amnesty.'

Conservative Libertarian Outpost says you can't fix stupid and has a story about a RINO who has jumped aboard the climate change 'cap and trade' tax fiasco brewing in Congress.

Brigid has some advice for us romantic and not-so-romantic men-folk. Alrighty, then.

Armed Citizen posts the full-length HD version of the movie 'The Obama Deception.' Chilling.

John Jacob H reports some highly disturbing news out of Switzerland--the last bastion of true liberty in Western Europe. The gun-grabbers have launched an all-out attack on the firearms rights of citizens.

Pax Parabellum presents a story I always love to see--a pistol-packing Granny who protected her family from thugs.

From Standing By: 'More News from the FORMER United States of America.'

Way Up North provides the MUST-read quote of the day.

The Newbius Papers has a picture that says it all. Go look.

Tam blogs about a man with good taste in firearms. I agree.

GunRights4US points to info on the man who is running against John McCain in Arizona. And yes, he is avidly pro-gun.

Say Uncle says that the man who invented the Kalashnikov rifle has some regrets.

Sebastian highlights yet another scumbag in Congress who needs to be sent packing. Wait till you see what he told Obama-another scumbag who needs to be sent packing.

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight has spot-on commentary on open carry.

Days of our Trailers comments on the attempts by the gun-grabbers in the Kalifornia of the South, North Carolina, to ban firearms. Scumbags have practically overrun the entire state, and yes, I am angry about it. This is part of my home territory!

Walls of the City comments on a disturbing trend in the auto industry, particularly in light of the fact that the 'Government Motors' entity is collaborating with their owner, 'Big Brother Nanny State.' (I know I mix my metaphors, but who cares, both are correct!).

Nicki offers insight into Obama's declaration that the swine flu constitutes a 'national emergency.'

Hoyer 100% WRONG on 'General Welfare' Clause

In the hoop-la over the current healthcare debate in Congress, House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claims that the Constitution gives Congress the power to mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance under the 'General Welfare' clause.


Hoyer, as usual, is 100% WRONG.

Here is the truth about the General Welfare clause:

The Truth is that Congress is NOT authorized to pass laws just because a majority in Congress say the laws promote the “general welfare”! As shown below, James Madison, Father of The Constitution, and Alexander Hamilton, author of most of The Federalist Papers, expressly said The Constitution does not give a general grant of legislative authority to Congress! Rather, ours is a Constitution of enumerated powers only. If a power isn’t specifically granted to Congress in The Constitution, Congress doesn’t have the power. It really is that easy - and our beloved Madison and Hamilton prove it.

Read the whole thing here.

DeMint--'Why We Need Term Limits in Congress'

Speaking of true conservatives, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, has introduced legislation that will impose term limits on members of Congress, according to a report issued today by NetRight Nation.

DeMint describes in detail his reasoning for introducing the measure.

I agree. It has become all too apparent that the only way citizens are going to get rid of the deadwood, the riff-raff, the entrenched sell-outs to special interests, and the elitists who have shown time and again that they do not give a damn about the citizens, is to impose limits on how long they can stay in Washington.

Such a plan is long overdue.

How much do you want to bet, however, that with the current majority of occupants in Congress this piece of legislation will never see the light of day. November of 2010 can't get here quickly enough!

Obama-Emanuel Tactic Failed on Healthcare

One of the most trusted reporters/commentators in the nation, Mike McCarville, notes that the attempt of Barack Obama and top WH aide Rahm Emanuel to play 'divide and conquer' with doctors and the GOP was an utter failure.

The tactic was an all-out effort to ram the ObamaCare package through Congress by wooing moderate Republicans to the cause, and by attempting to buy off doctors by assuring them their reimbursement rates for Medicare patients will not decrease if they, in turn, support the President's ill-conceived plan.

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, one of the few truly conservative members of Congress, is a physician who vehemently opposes the proposals put forth in Congress to dismantle the U.S. Healthcare System. McCarville's article provides a complete report on Coburn's remarks concerning these healthcare bills.

"Check Your Gig Line"

The airmen of the United States Air Force are taught to constantly check their 'gig line':

The neophyte airmen are also endlessly checking their "gig line." That's the vertical visual continuity created by the edge of the shirt placket aligning perfectly with the belt buckle and the outside edge of the trouser fly. Attention to the gig line results in a look that is razor-sharp.

As columnist Jennifer Weber points out, there is an important life-lesson in the middle of that.

Blowing the Whistle on Lindsey Graham, the RINO

During a Town Hall meeting in Greenville, S.C., Graham went on the defensive toward conservatives and Ron Paul supporters. He said that he had no intention of being the party of “angry white guys”. When asked why he just doesn't leave the Republican party like Arlen Specter, he said, “I'm not going to leave the Republican Party... I'm going to grow it

As the author states, Graham's voting record has undergone a drastic change since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. For this reason, it is Jim DeMint who is South Carolina's truly conservative Senator.

Read the entire article HERE.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Note the New 'DONATE' Button to Your Left

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Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. :)

Sorry for the lack of blogging and writing of late, but much is happening around here that I will tell you about in due time. Let's say for now that I am excited about the possibilities.

In the meantime, until I can get myself re-focused on the blog and the op-ed column, you can do me a big favor by reading my personal liberty manifesto, entitled, 'SEVEN DECLARATIONS OF LIBERTY,' which you will find at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

I was afforded the privilege of presenting an expanded version of this topic at a private meeting of concerned Patriots over the weekend. I received some very good feedback, and the principles delineated in the article were heartily received and affirmed.

I hope you will read it and pass it along. Thanks!