Archive for August 2011
Yet another racist representative has marginalized herself with silly rants about how the world is unfair to people who have melanin in their skin. Today, Rep Fredrica Wilson (D-FL) griped about how the unemployment rate was due to racism and blamed the Tea Party, calling them the enemy (and racists too).
She yammered on about how the Tea Party is singularly focused on making Obama a one-term president.
I only have one word for her: DUH!
We Tea Partiers never wanted Obama to begin with. We warned you about how he was going to sink the economy with his stupid liberal progressivism and he proved us right. We warned how he would be weak on terror and we were again proven right – even though he was never able to deliver on any sort of exit strategy for Iraq and Afghanistan, although he griped about it during the campaign. And despite his promise to close down Gitmo, well, that didn’t happen either. I guess that’s because keeping it open wasn’t such a bad idea.
So, yes, Ms. Wilson, we want Obama to go down in history as a one-term loser like Jimmy Carter. We want Obama to fail, because, like Rush said, America succeeds when Obama fails. More essentially, we just want Obama to go down.
By the way, what the crap is with her stupid looking red hat? I mean, how on earth is anyone supposed to take you seriously when you’re wearing a costume that you would wear when sitting for a photo at Glamour Shots?
You really need to fire your wardrobe advisor – or get one if you’re the one putting that get-up on.
What a moron. Good people of Florida, vote her out. Instead of answers, she provides gripes and blame. That is totally useless.
Kinda like her hat. Man she’s stupid looking.
Hell may be freezing over; it’s pretty crazy when Obama gets a bad review from Maureen Dowd
I’ve never been a big fan of Maureen Dowd – most of her stuff is nothing more than liberal nonsense written as balanced reporting, at least as far as the New York Times is concerned.
But it seems that the cruiseliner called Hope and Change may be on its way to the bottom of the ocean and now we’re seeing liberals realizing what we conservatives have known since before Obama took office – that he’s all smoke and mirrors.
I won’t read the article she wrote to you – I’ll just post it here: President Obama’s Downgrade Blues. But I will quote one blurb from it and let you make your own judgments.
Barack Obama blazed like Luke Skywalker in 2008, but he never learned to channel the Force. And now the Tea Party has run off with his light saber.
I guess That One is glad it was only a plastic toy…
It seems certain Democrats don’t truly believe in the Fairness Doctrine
John Kerry made an awful gaffe today with respect to his views about equal time on the airwaves. He made the statement that the media has the responsibility to not give equal time to the Tea Party, because he doesn’t believe it’s true.
Isn’t that what disagreement and discourse is all about? I think the entire Democrat party, with our President, are a bunch of socialistic progressive statists who want to divide the classes to rich and poor, wipe out the middle class, destroy the concept of property rights, and basically move us to a ruling oligarchy. And they will be the first to say that’s untrue. It’s called difference of opinion, Lurch. Not everyone thinks along the same lines you do. Get used to it.
If you remember, the so-called Fairness Doctrine attempts to force media outlets to give equal time to each side of divisive and controversial arguments. For example, if a radio station does an hour of Christian programming, it has to offer an hour of airtime for Atheist programming. If a talk program goes into anti-gay topics, it has to offer the pro-gay movement an opportunity to speak. In short, it’s the government regulating and mandating so-called "fairness".
I’ve linked up a very good write-up of the Fairness Doctrine here
Here’s an article from 2007 that talks about Lurch wanting to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine as an attack against conservative talk radio. And yet today, here he is blathering about how the media should not give the Tea Party’s views equal time.
Hey John, be sure to ask your French cousin, Brice Lalonde, for the proper meaning for the term "faux pas". Doofus.
And just to be mean, here’s a random photo op of John Kerry – perhaps one he probably would want censored. What a guy.
The number one adversary to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq is not an armed enemy that wants to fight honorably on a field of battle, but a cowardly, timid one, who works through placing tripwire explosives into the field of battle. Some are nothing more than a paper bag with some explosives in it, but others are pretty elaborate and deadly. One would think that the military would have a very good solution for this, but nothing as of yet.
So it turns out the Traxxas Stampede remote controlled truck, a toy for children, just saved six soldiers’ lives by detonating an IED that was packed up with about 500lbs of explosives.
The Traxxas Stampede is nothing more than a remote-control truck, outfitted with a wi-fi camera that can move at the same speed or ahead of a HMMWV convoy, running at posted speed limit. It can see IED’s planted roadside and either detonate them or detect them so they can be handled properly. The monitor can be mounted to a rifle
Cost of using a Traxxas Stampede with wireless camera and monitor to find IED’s is about $500.
Cost of the lives of soldiers saved by a child’s toy is priceless.
The thing is, if such a device were developed by the federal defense contracting community, it would take years to develop with engineers and bureaucrats fighting over just about every aspect of the project. Each one would have a unit cost of about $50,000 and would require the soldiers to get specialized training to use it.
(That is until some labor union found a way to force the industry to only allow union labor to make these things to help some Democrat to stay in office. Otherwise, you’d have some ingrate like Senator Bernie Sanders seek to cut it from the defense budget before it got out in the field. But I digress.)
However, this hobby store, Everything Hobby in Rochester, Minnesota, has found its way to help soldiers in the field – by sending out these things as fast as they can get them out the door. Not only are they a great morale boost for soldiers in the field, but they are a nifty and novel solution for a very real threat.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. Here’s a LiveLeak video that shows one in use in Ramadi to check an IED.
It’s this kind of thing that will win wars and spur our economy along: down-home ingenious can-do thinking to overcome problems. This is at the heart of the American spirit, because it shows how people, left to make their own destinies, can excel and succeed.
I bet, if this hobby store started taking donations and shipping these babies out the door, we would have something to be proud of.
And six mothers who get to see their children return is what makes it all worth while.