Quote of the Day 10/28/12

“I prefer dangerous freedom, over peaceful slavery.” –Thomas Jefferson

“Murphy’s Law” By Jim Murphy

Hello once again from the Jingoistic Angry West Texans Sick Of Debates Association.

DEBATE:

Prior to Monday night’s Presidential Debate almost everyone was talking about how this was the perfect opportunity for Mitt Romney to drop the big bomb on Barack Obama regarding the Obama Administration’s handling of the murder of our American diplomats in Libya. Most all of the media outlets were predicting that Romney would dwell on this particular subject.

I was talking with a couple of friends prior to the debate and the thought crossed my mind that since EVERYONE and I do mean EVERYONE was eagerly anticipating an attack by Mitt Romney on Obama for, not only bungling the safety issue of our Americans assigned to the embassy in Libya, but perpetrating the lies subsequent to the event, that perhaps another strategy might be in order.

The thought dawned on me that just maybe the Democrats along with the far left mainstream media were preparing for such an assault and that since lying was not an issue with any of those mutts, they might just be ready for the attack.

I sort of tried to break it down into football terms. When a team is preparing a defense for an upcoming opponent, they do so by watching film and also from information gained from scouting reports. And they do this also when preparing an offensive game plan by the same methods. And often we see that this works pretty well, particularly in the first half. But at halftime they generally make adjustments so that the second half looks a bit different, particularly for whichever team is behind at half time.

BUT, in the debate format, where Mitt Romney more than likely knew that the moderator would probably lean more toward Obama, I believe that Mr. Romney threw them a curve when they were expecting a fast ball. He spent very little time in attacking Obama regarding the incompetent… or shall I more correctly say…. criminal mishandling of the Libyan murders and actually began to turn the debate more toward domestic issues. I actually thought it was a brilliant strategy and all the preparation done by Team Obama for Libya was pretty well wasted.

And in the long run I thought Mitt Romney acted professionally and actually came across more like a Commander In Chief than did the world’s most articulate and intelligent human. This was also the observation by many professionals who viewed the same debate that I did.

So, while Mitt Romney came across as a gentleman who was in control of his emotions, Barack Hussein Obama came across as the ARROGANT, PETULANT, LYING, ILL-MANNERED, SPOILED BRAT that he has always been.

I know that I am not a professional debater or professional news person, but I do know what I saw on Monday evening and I do know a SMART-ASS when I see one.

Apparently, despite what all the media experts seemed to be saying following this debate, Mr. Romney’s popularity has increased which is not only good for conservative people but good for America as well.

UNDECIDED:

On the Tuesday following Monday night’s debate I listened to a bunch of talk radio and heard many callers giving their particular takes on the debate. What struck me as most interesting were the calls from the so-called UNDECIDED VOTERS. Some of the had changed their views and were moving over into the Romney camp while still others thought that there was nothing on earth which could possibly be done wrong by Barack Hussein Obama.

I heard one caller, who claimed to be a Romney supporter, call in and say that he thought Romney had lost the debate because he didn’t have enough “ZINGERS” while Obama had more than his share. I strongly disagreed with this boob since Mitt Romney came across as a more serious candidate while Obama was trying to be cute.

One segment in which Obama was trying to be cute and I am sure in his mind humorous was when Mitt Romney brought up the subject of our Navy having fewer ships that we did in the 1920’s. The world’s most articulate and intelligent and evidently in his mind the cutest human responded by pointing out that we had fewer horses and bayonets than we did in the past. Not satisfied with this snide and childish remark, Obama went on to point out that we now had ships which airplanes could land on and also ships that sailed underwater. I am sure that Obama thought he had scored a major point but in actuality, all he did was to prove that he is a wise-ass turd. You see, I thought this debate was to show leadership and presidential skills, not who could make the most smart ass remarks.

So, if that caller is going to vote based upon “ZINGERS” then he should by all means cast his vote for Barack Hussein Obama. I feel relatively sure that after November 6, 2012, Obama might have some extra time on his hands so that he can go around the country putting on clown acts for the UNDECIDED IDIOTS.

One of these UNDECIDED VOTERS said that in their opinion Obama had won the debate but that he had decided to vote for Romney. When asked if he was firm in his commitment to vote for Mitt Romney, this UNDECIDED VOTER said that he was “Pretty Sure, BUT that there was still enough time to CHANGE HIS MIND”.

What a gathering of slugs.

ABUSE:

Here are a few definitions for the word ABUSE as located in a Webster’s New World Dictionary:

ABUSE – v. to use wrongly; to mistreat; n. wrong use; mistreatment; a corrupt practice

I am sure that we have seen people and things abused in many ways. But the thought dawned upon me, while watching these debates and the subsequent reports of what I had just finished watching, that perhaps one of the greatest examples of ABUSE is being perpetrated upon the American Public by none other than THE MAINSTREAM PRESS (Print and Electronic Media). The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibition the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, OR OF THE PRESS, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Let us examine the part which isolates FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. I know it is not spelled out specifically in the First Amendment, BUT isn’t it also incumbent upon THE PRESS to SEARCH FOR AND PRINT OR BROADCAST THE TRUTH?

If we look at many venues of the media today we will see a real scarceness of incidents which are truthfully reported. It is becoming more and more common for media outlets to either twist the facts….. or…… leave certain facts out ……….. or print reporter’s opinions ……. or ADD SUPPOSED FACTS. If a story is based upon the writer’s opinion rather than facts then it should be labeled as such. I suppose one of my really pet peeves is to watch something on television and then be subjected to a plethora of people telling me what I just saw, thereby insulting my limited intelligence.

What I am trying to say is that along with this guaranteed FREEDOM, also comes a little something called RESPONSIBILITY which has been lacking in our various forms of mainstream media. So, YES, the media is abusing their guaranteed freedom of the press and it is about time we began to call them out on it. In my opinion it is a ABUSE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, John Kearney, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, John Henley – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (95) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson – FL – Irma & L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – VA – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, – CA – Keith Chambers – CO – Meryl Coleman – OR – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Beverly Putnam + – MD – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA

{GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , 1st Lt. Michael Rice, 1st Lt. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt (Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 2nd LT. Levi English; SSgt. Eric Harmon, Archer Abblitt – USMC} – {Kenneth Thomas -USCG} { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin; 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF} – { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG} – {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret) – US NAVY} – {Ethan English, Russell Brown, Tim Supko (USNA ’74) – US NAVAL ACADEMY} – {Bud Barnett – USNA ’74} – (SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES} – {SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, SFC William Todd – US ARMY} – {All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military, “DARKHORSE” 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families}

John Mallory – DEA – Jason King (Instructor Afghanistan), Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“It was a little much when President Barack Obama said that he was OFFENDED by the suggestion that his administration would try to deceive the public about what happened in Benghazi. What has this man NOT deceived the public about?”… THOMAS SOWELL

“The full story of what happened in Libya, down to the last detail, may never be known. But as someone once said, you don’t need to eat a whole egg to know that it is rotten.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”… HARRY S. TRUMAN

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DNC Chairperson), Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Claire McCaskill, Gary Johnson, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Kathleen Sibelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, Al Gore

Juan Williams (FOX News), Andrea Mitchell (MSNBC), Morgan Freeman, Michael Steele (MSNBC), ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, UNITED NATIONS, Bob Beckel (FOX News), Geraldo Rivera (FOX News), Bill O’Reilly (FOX News), Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Dan Rather, NBC, Rachael Maddow (NBC,MSNBC), Al Sharpton (MSNBC), MSNBC, David Gregory (NBC), Alan Colmes (FOX News), Southern Poverty Law Center, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Tom Brokaw (NBC), Ellis Henican (FOX News), Freedom From Religion Foundation, Planned Parenthood, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, Martha Raddatz, Candy Crowley, Mark Lamont Hill PH.D (FOX News)

MORE STUFF:

Here is a statement made by Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    “What I was surprised about Greta, during the entire section on the Middle East, Mitt Romney didn’t bring up Israel once and I think it just shows he isn’t committed to Israel as he says he is and has really only used the issue as a political opportunity.”

I guess that Debbie Wasserman Schultz must have been watching another Presidential Debate somewhere in a parallel universe . One article said that said that was true if you didn’t count the FOURTEEN TIMES when he did. This article also pointed out that “there are lies, damned lies, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz”. I guess this sort of goes along with my theory (OPINION) that these people, (the Democrats/Progressives/Moderates/Liberals/Socialists) lie so often that they don’t even bother to remember which lie they told last or first or in the middle.
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Last week the (Sub) Standard Times told us a really tragic story. I know that most of you will be as saddened as was I to learn of the arrest of former Rapper/Hip-Hop Artist/Reality Show Star, “Flavor Flav” was jailed on felony charges in Las Vegas, NV. The former Rapper/Hip-Hop and Reality Show personality was being held in lieu of $23,000 bail for Assault With A Deadly Weapon which carries a possible penalty of up to six years in prison.

Ah, but not to worry as a couple of days later, “Flavor Flav”, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was freed after bail was posted.

I am sure that all of you are as relieved as was I to learn that this musical genius is no longer incarcerated….. Then again, maybe not.
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I watched one report on several news shows and read an article which told us that in the year 2011, the Federal Government spent $746 BILLION DOLLARS on various WELFARE PROGRAMS….. and this figure DID NOT INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY OR MEDICARE.

Hey! I can understand now how some people are still UNDECIDED. I also have a hard time deciding if I want to spend my money on my family and friends and helping people of my choice OR let the Federal Government squander it on USELESS PROGRAMS WHICH DO NOT WORK.

Show me an UNDECIDED VOTER and I’ll show you someone who needs and deserves a swift kick in the ass.

Of course that also holds true for the voter who has DECIDED TO VOTE FOR OBAMA and his Socialist followers.
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FLORIDA VOTERS …. KEEP ALLEN WEST!
VIRGINIA VOTERS … ELECT GEORGE ALLEN
TEXAS VOTERS ……… ELECT TED CRUZ

See Y’all Next Week

The Incredible Shrinking President By Mark Steyn

Two videos distill the meaning of a campaign, and a presidency.

‘We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton. No, not the person who made the video saying that voting for Barack Obama is like losing your virginity to a really cool guy. I’ll get to that in a moment. But Secretary Clinton was talking about the fellow who made the supposedly Islamophobic video that supposedly set off the sacking of the Benghazi consulate. And, indeed, she did “have that person arrested.” By happy coincidence, his bail hearing has been set for three days after the election, by which time he will have served his purpose. These two videos — the Islamophobic one and the Obamosexual one — bookend the remarkable but wholly deserved collapse of the president’s reelection campaign.

You’ll recall that a near-month-long attempt to blame an obscure YouTube video for the murder of four Americans and the destruction of U.S. sovereign territory climaxed in the vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden’s bald assertion that the administration had been going on the best intelligence it had at the time. By then, it had been confirmed that there never had been any protest against the video, and that the Obama line that Benghazi had been a spontaneous movie review that just got a little out of hand was utterly false. The only remaining question was whether the administration had knowingly lied or was merely innocently stupid. The innocent-stupidity line became harder to maintain this week after Fox News obtained State Department e-mails revealing that shortly after 4 p.m. Eastern, less than a half hour after the assault in Benghazi began, the White House situation room knew the exact nature of it.
[…]
At the photo-op staged for the returning caskets, Obama et al. seem to have been too focused on their campaign needs to observe even the minimal courtesies. Charles Woods says that at the ceremony Joe Biden strolled over to him and by way of condolence said in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”
[…]
But a funny thing happened over the next six weeks: Obama’s own cue balls shriveled.

Read the whole article from NRO Online

The Real Stakes in the Medicare Debate by Charles Blahous

As a public trustee for Medicare I am often asked how the program’s future may be affected by the current political debate. In my opinion, the most salient Medicare policy choice before us has been badly under-reported.

This campaign season is somewhat unusual in that the two sides agree that future Medicare cost growth needs to be constrained relative to its growth rates in recent years. The two sides even roughly agree on what the future growth rate needs to be, though they disagree on the best means of achieving it. This is atypical; more often historically one side is proposing to decelerate Medicare spending growth and the other side is attacking them for doing so.

The more fundamental choice this year has to do with the purpose of constraining Medicare spending: that is, what we should do with any savings achieved by slowing Medicare cost growth. Our choice pertains to whether we use the savings to either:

    1.Extend our ability to meet our commitments to seniors on Medicare, or;
    2.Fund an expansion of Medicaid/CHIP and a new system of federally-subsidized health insurance exchanges.

Choice #2 is embodied in the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), which some refer to euphemistically as “Obamacare.” Much opposition to the law is rooted in the view that savings in Medicare payments should only be a means of furthering our ability to meet our commitments to seniors on Medicare, not used to finance another new federal health spending program.

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Study: ‘One of the Most Significant Energy Events in the Last 100 Years’ by Mark Green

Additional insight on the new IHS Global unconventional oil and natural gas study that projects more than $5.1 trillion in industry cumulative capital spending by 2035, supporting 3.5 million jobs. Here’s John Larson, IHS vice president for public sector consulting, during a conference call with reporters:

    “This really is … a game changer in energy production for the United States. It’s a really rapid rise and a dramatic shift. You don’t often get to see the words ‘game-changer,’ or ‘sea change’ used around these types of events, but this is one of them. We think it’s one of the most significant energy events in the last 100 years.”

Here’s what an energy “sea change” looks like:

•U.S. domestic oil production, which had been in decline between 1970 and 2008, is increasing – thanks in large part to unconventional production. Tight oil developed through hydraulic fracturing will total 2 million barrels per day (mbd) this year and is expected to reach 4.4 mbd by the end of the decade, Larson says.

•Natural gas from shale was about 2 percent of total U.S. gas production in 2000. This year it will be 37 percent, Larson says. By 2020 unconventional natural gas will account for 75 percent of overall U.S. gas production, and by 2035 that figure will be 80 to 85 percent, he says.

•Natural gas liquids (NGLs) from unconventional development, an important feedstock that is helping revive the U.S. manufacturing sector, have increased 30 percent from 2008 to 2012. Larson says unconventional NGLs will double again by 2020 to about 3.8 mbd.
This growth in developing unconventional resources will necessitate major capital spending by energy companies and will be accompanied by dynamic job creation and increased tax revenues for all levels of government over roughly the next two decades,…

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