Quote of the Day 02/05/12

“It has been said that the greatest threat to our liberty is from well-meaning, and almost imperceptible encroachments upon our personal freedom.” – John Louis Coffey (1922- ) Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

“Murphy’s Law” By Jim Murphy

Greetings from a Vast Right Wing Jingoistic Conspiratorial West Texan Who Is FED UP WITH PRIMARIES And FED UP WITH ALLEGED CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES.

CUTS:

On Thursday, January 26th there was an article in the (Sub) Standard Times telling us that the present administration, under the guidance of the world’s most articulate and intelligent human, is planning some pretty drastic cuts in our Military. The article stated that the size of our Military will be reduced by some 80,000 troops. But not to worry. Defense secretary Leon Panetta insists that budget and manpower cuts will not hurt the Military’s effectiveness.

Now I do not propose to suggest that there is not some wasteful spending by the Pentagon and the Military BUT is this a good time to be cutting our forces? I don’t suppose that Iran being on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons is a good enough reason for us to be in a heightened state of preparedness.

It seems to me as if there are other spots to make drastic cuts before we begin to cut our Military in size and strength. But then again, I feel really comfortable in the knowledge that the world’s most articulate and intelligent human will be able to impose his will on foreign powers.

I am fearful that not only our Military but our country as a whole is being sent to the back of the line by foreign powers who are not laboring under the lack of leadership that we are experiencing at present.

Oh, but I forgot, the jug butted spouse of the world’s most articulate and intelligent human has said how much she and Barack respect our Military families.

If Obama is not replaced in November I fear that we are headed for some really dismal times. Just look at how our economy and effectiveness in world matters has suffered under the total lack of leadership of Obama and his incompetent staff. For a little over 3 years, this mutt has been doing nothing but creating government positions for his less than stellar staff. For a little over 3 years all this mutt was doing was campaigning for a second term. Now stop and think about how totally out of control he will become, and think of the irreparable damage he can do to our nation when he DOES NOT have to concern himself with re-election.

If he is not defeated in November, our country is lost. If the Republicans do not take control of the Senate and retain a majority in the House, we are done.

And all it will take is for the weak ass American voters to be more concerned with getting a “MODERATE” elected.

Let me give you a quick example of bi-partisan/compromise legislation. McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform. Enough Said.

PRIMARY:

FINALLY, the Florida Primary IS OVER. Yes I know that Mitt Romney won it pretty easily and I am sure that in the minds of many this really puts him in the driver’s seat.

As I have said on many occasions in the past: I was not very enthusiastic about ANY of the Republican candidates. It struck me as kind of funny that just prior to Romney and Gingrich descending upon Florida, Gingrich was well ahead in the polls. Then after all their ads began to show up the polls suddenly turned in favor of Romney.

Of course one of the reasons which I attribute to this change in favorites was the fact that Newt Gingrich, while professing to despise negative campaign tactics, was consistently using negative campaign rhetoric. Yes, I know that Romney was doing the same thing but when you have the amount of money available as did Romney, you can overwhelm the opposition with volume. And that is what happened in Florida. I heard on report this morning which said that Gingrich ran something a little over 200 ads whereas Romney ran over 1,300. (Now for those of you residing in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, 1,300 is greater than 200)

Also in my estimation, Gingrich had some really poor advice in continuing to attack Romney on some of his past investments and the like. I believe he would have been better served in telling the voters what he intended to do to change the direction of this country. And if you have to talk bad about someone, how about concentrating on OBAMA?

AH, but not to worry. Romney can’t stand success either. I heard an audio clip of Romney making the statement that HE WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE VERY POOR AS THEY HAD A SAFETY NET TO FALL BACK ON—– AND HE WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE VERY RICH AS THEY WOULD DO O.K.—- BUT HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER 95% OF WORKING AMERICANS. He went on to add that while the VERY POOR had this safety net, if the net had holes in it then he would plug the holes.

I am assuming that the safety net to which he was referring was the plethora of welfare programs which have not worked well up to the present and in fact have kept some of the very poor in that same spot for years. And to add the statement, “If it had holes in it” sounded more like something out of the mouths of Larry, Moe, or Curley, than out of a man who wants to be President of the United States. Our welfare system has more holes than a warehouse full of Swiss cheese.

And one must wonder just how smart it is for a candidate, who is also very rich, to make the statement that he was not worried about the Very Poor. Because anything after that will be lost in the translation by the media vermin.

And please spare me the fairy tale about Mitt Romney being a Conservative. He is not. Is he more conservative than Barack Obama? Marginally.

WEST:

Now since I am less than enamored with any of the Republican candidates, let me tell you who I think would have made a good candidate. Actually I have two. One was former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. I liked his no nonsense style at the U.N. and I have never seen him at a loss for an answer to a foreign policy question.

And the second person, and by no means least, Congressman Allen West from Florida.

I have often heard it said that the newer people elected to the Senate or the House have to take a back seat and be seen and not heard. I think that attitude is a load of crap but I am sure that the senior members of the House and Senate pretty much beat the newer members into place.

But apparently, Representative Allen West isn’t quite ready to play that game. I have watched him on any number of occasions address a bunch of different issues and have yet to disagree with him on anything.

I like his background and I especially like his style when it comes to standing up to the senior bullies. He doesn’t put up with a bunch of nonsense from these vermin and is pretty quick to call them out.

I am sure that most of you heard him in the past couple of days making his statement that Obama; Pelosi; Reid; and several more should “Get The Hell Out Of America”. My thanks to Colonel West for expressing my feelings to the letter.

Of course with the Republican National Committee in the hands of a bunch of Elite Moderates, the chances of Congressman (Col) Allen West getting a chance at the top job are pretty remote. But, he gets my vote and my support.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Bill Morrill, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Jim Murphy, Col. Ed Miller (USMC,Ret), Albert & Sylvia Blanco, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Jeanne Green, Liz Deguren – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) – 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 – Therese Skaggs, Lynn Jones – NE – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Sharon Fields – AZ – Susan O’Brien, Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, – CA – Keith Chambers – CO – Meryl Coleman – OR – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA –

{GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , 1st Lt. Michael Rice, 1st Lt. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler, SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 2nd LT. Levi English; SSgt. Eric Harmon – USMC} – {Kenneth Thomas -USCG} { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; SSgt. Rebecca Goodwin; 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF} – { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG} – {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, LCDR Jeff Palmer – 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, CAPT. James Palmer, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover – 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 – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“With more than 500 people in Congress alone who could have been lobbied, and additional officials in the bureaucracies, if Romney cannot find even a single person to say that Gingrich lobbied him or her, then it is long past time for him to either put up or shut up.”…. THOMAS SOWELL

“There have long been reports of people who decline to be nominated for federal judicial appointments because that means going before the Senate Judiciary Committee to have lies about their past spread nationwide, and the good reputation built up over a lifetime destroyed by politicians who could not care less about the truth.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“The Republican candidates’ circular firing squad now seems to be using machine guns.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“We do not face large deficits because American families are under taxed, we face those deficits because the Federal Government overspends.”… RONALD REAGAN

“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

VARMINTS:

Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, Eddie Bernice Johnson-TX, Chris Dodd, Arlen Specter, AG Eric Holder, Olympia Snowe – R, Henry Waxman, Vice President Joseph Biden, Sheila Jackson Lee-TX, JIMMY CARTER(he is all capital letters as a varmint President and former President), George Soros, Keith Olbermann-CURRENT TV, Rachel Maddow (MSNBC), Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, Former White House Chief of Staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome, Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa, Mayor Edwin Lee (SF), Governor Jerry Brown, Bill Richardson, Chuck Schumer, Ray Nagin, Richard Durbin, John Kerry; Hillary Clinton; BILL CLINTON ( same as Carter); Robert Gibbs; Patrick Leahy; Bobby Rush; Colin Powell (RINO); DOUBLE PHONY SOCIALIST LYING WANNABE REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Richard Lugar -R, Lindsey Graham – R, Jay Rockefeller, Max Baucus, Susan Estrich, Al Gore, Charles Rangel, John Conyers, Steny Hoyer, Al Franken, Susan Collins -R, Edward Markey, Dennis Kucinich, Alcee Hastings, Bart Stupak, David Axelrod, Hank Johnson, Cokie Roberts, Katy Couric, Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS), Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Joy Behar (The View), Bill Maher (HBO), Michelle Obama, Governor David Paterson, Michael Moore, Danny Glover, Sean Penn, Geraldo Rivera (FOX News), Mara Liasson (NPR), Larry King (CNN-Ret.), Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, John Edwards, Tom Hanks, Harry Belafonte, Willie Nelson, Charlie Crist, John McCain – R, ACLU, United Nations, ACORN, CODE PINK, LULAC, LA RAZA, AARP, NY TIMES, LA TIMES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, SEIU, Southern Poverty Law Center, MOVEON.ORG, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, CAIR, NOW, John Testor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michael Blumenthal, Shepard Smith (FOX News), Bill O’Reilly (FOX News), EPA, Center For Biological Diversity, PETA, Jane Fonda, Kanye West, Alan Simpson, Cindy Williams (CB0)-[Thinks our military is OVERPAID], Charles Barkley, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, James Clyburn(D-SC), Ronnie Reagan, NAACP, Jeffery Immelt, Christiane Amanpour, Charlie Sheen, NFL, Sierra Club, Muslim Brotherhood, ALF (Animal Liberation Front), ELF (Earth Liberation Front), James Clapper, Planned Parenthood, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Stephen King, Louis Farrakhan, Mark Warner & Jim Webb (D-VA-By Request Of VA Patriot), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (New DNC Chairperson), Tim Kaine (Former DNC Chairman), Gary Ackerman (D-NY-By Request), Juan Williams (FOX News).. Welcome back Juan, ESPN Radio, Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Pete Stark (D-CA), NFL Player’s Union, Anthony Weiner – NY, NLRB, National Mediation Board, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Milwaukee Journal, MEDIA MATTERS, CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, The Open Society Institute, Center For American Progress, Huffington Post, Alan Colmes FOX News, HUD, Jay Carney, Robert Reich, Department Of Energy, Department Of Education, Morgan Freeman, Chakka Fattah (D-PA), Bob Beckel FOX News, MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council), UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), Assistant U.S. Attorney LANNY BREUER, Ellis Henican – FOX News, Richard Trumka – AFL-CIO, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. – UAW, Sen. Patty Murray(D-WA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), TIME MAGAZINE, Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), HUFFINGTON POST, Jesse Jackson Jr. (Il), Laura Richardson (CA), Former SEN. John Ensign (R-NV), Former Clinton Hack Lanny Davis, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, All of the Obama Czars, former Governor Haley Barbour

MORE STUFF:

Earlier today, I heard a news report that Senator Diane Feinstein, who serves on some type of Senate Intelligence Committee, let the cat out of the bag to reporters that the Chief of the Israeli Mossad had come to the U.S. to discuss a possible strike to Iran.

Way to go Diane. Where in the Hell is that idiot Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted Scooter Libby for “Outing” Valerie Plame? Of course at the time of the investigation, the U.S. Assistant Attorney already knew that Libby was not the one who had outed this overpaid clerk.

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Earlier this morning I was listening to a news program when they were interviewing Varmint Lanny Davis who is the former Clinton attorney and liberal mutt. I guess that Lanny must think the rest of us are complete fools as he was attempting to make the morning radio hosts and the rest of us believe that Barack Obama was actually pretty conservative in most of his views. After listening to a few minutes of this tripe I became aware that I had an uncontrollable urge to slap the crap out of Lanny…… then when he got up….. slap him again and continue to slap him until my arm was tired. Obama a Conservative?

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On January 27th I was listening to a news report over the radio one afternoon and some idiot female reporter was speaking of the two prisoners, one being an American, who had been rescued from Muslims in Somalia, and were at present in a medical facility in Italy. This brilliant reporter said that the American girl would be returning to the U.S. from Italy by HELICOPTER. I couldn’t help but wonder when they left Europe, how the re-fueling of the helicopter was going to work over the Atlantic.

Then the thought crossed my mind that perhaps this reporter had possibly been educated at some university which prohibited any reference to world geography as I was quite sure she had never seen a map of either Europe or the United States and I was also pretty sure she had no idea of the flight capabilities of a helicopter.

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As you are probably aware, I have less and less use for the NFL and professional sports in general. I will probably watch the Super Bowl next Sunday with a group of friends but the NFL Pro Bowl holds very little interest for me anymore. I did tune in last Sunday to see who had made the two squads. Unfortunately just as I turned my TV onto the channel carrying the game, the PRE-GAME SHOW was in full swing. The PRE-GAME SHOW, at least the part I watched, consisted of some idiot jumping around like he had fire ants in his drawers, singing some Hip-Hop ditty which I suppose by a far stretch of the imagination could be classified as a song, at least by today’s standards.

I immediately turned it to another station and checked back in a few minutes later when to my extreme surprise and pleasure, the National Anthem was performed by a young man from the United States Air Force who sang the Anthem as it was meant to be sung. I was pleasantly surprised that the idiot NFL would allow this to take place.

Then the game started and very early in the contest, I noticed that these highly paid athletes were going at about three quarter speed and no one was really blocking or tackling at even a junior high level. The crowd actually was booing the performance on several occasions. One of the announcers made a comment about it. Another commentator said that you really couldn’t expect anyone to go full speed and you sure didn’t want anyone to get injured.

While I will agree that you don’t want anyone to get injured but your chances of getting hurt are increased when you are half-assing your effort. And I don’t need some idiot telling me that this is just and All-Star game and that no one takes it seriously. Funny….. the winners are getting paid $50,000 each and the losing players get $25,000 each and I don’t imagine they are letting the fans into the stadium free.

I also remember some Pro-Bowl games back in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s when running backs like Jim Brown and Jim Taylor would bury your ass. I can remember people like Dick Butkus hitting just like he did in mid-season. I can remember watching an interview with Gayle Sayers when he was asked what was the hardest he had ever been hit and his answer was, “Butkus in practice”. Yeah, those guys went half speed.

The point is that it has become more of a show with players who are paid so much during the regular season that a $50,000 payday just isn’t all that important. Oh, and the league also pays their way and their expenses for this fiasco.

Now you know why the NFL is on the Varmint List.

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February is a big month around our house. February 4th is the birthday of one of our Korean students; February 14th is Valentine’s Day; February 15th is our 54th Wedding Anniversary; February 18th is the birthday of another of our Korean students; February 19th is the birthday of our youngest Grandson; February 20th is my wife’s Birthday. So this is a busy month for me but it is also one of my favorite months with lots to celebrate and be thankful for.

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See y’all next week.

JEM

Eric Holder’s False Testimony Warrants Impeachment

Scandal: For incompetence alone, Attorney General Eric Holder should resign in the wake of the illegal “Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal. But fresh news that he knew of it and is covering it up warrants impeachment.

In the latest Friday night document dump — news released as to minimize its scandalous impact on the White House — congressional investigators learned that Attorney General Holder knew all along that a gun his Justice Department intentionally let fall into the hands of Mexico’s cartels was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010.

Holder must have known right away because his Deputy Chief of Staff Monty Wilkinson received an email from then-Arizona U.S. Attorney General Dennis Burke telling him just that: “The guns found in the desert near the murder(ed) BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store.”

According to the Daily Caller, the emails also showed that Wilkinson then “alerted” Holder about the killing of the U.S. agent.

Since then, Wilkinson has taken the Fifth in congressional testimony and told investigators, “I don’t recall,” while the Justice Department on Monday declined to give any answer to the press about what Holder knew and when he knew it.

This is classic coverup behavior — late-night document dumps, officials taking the Fifth, “I don’t recall” excuses — the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Nixon and Clinton years.

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They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics By Dennis Prager

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism.

Both seek to dominate society and to use state power to do so. Both seek to eliminate the Other — for Islamic fanatics, that means non-Muslim religions and secularism; for secular fanatics, it means Christianity and virtually any public invoking of God. The Islamists impose Sharia law; the American Civil Liberties Union and the left generally impose secular law. The Taliban wiped out public vestiges of Buddhism in Afghanistan; the ACLU and its allies seek to wipe out public vestiges of Christianity in America — as it did, for example, in Los Angeles County, when it successfully pressured the County Board of Supervisors to remove the tiny cross from the county seal. A city and county founded by Catholics — hence the name “The Angels” — was forced to stop commemorating its founders because they were religious.

This fanaticism has been on display most recently in the state of Rhode Island. This past Christmas, the governor, Lincoln Chafee, renamed the state Christmas tree a “holiday tree.” Though Christmas is a national holiday, for the secular fanatic, anything Christian — or, as we shall see, anything that relates to religion or God — must be banned from public life.

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Obama plays his Catholic allies for fools By Michael Gerson

In politics, the timing is often the message. On Jan. 20 — three days before the annual March for Life — the Obama administration announced its final decision that Catholic universities, hospitals and charities will be compelled to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization, contraceptives and abortifacients.

Preparing for the march, Catholic students gathered for Mass at Verizon Center. The faithful held vigil at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Knights of Columbus and bishops arrived to trudge in the cold along the Mall. All came to Washington in time for their mocking.

Catholic leaders are still trying to process the implications of this ambush. The president had every opportunity to back down from confrontation. In the recent ­Hosanna-Tabor ruling, a unanimous Supreme Court reaffirmed a broad religious autonomy right rooted in the Constitution. Obama could have taken the decision as justification for retreat.

And it would have been a minor retreat. The administration was on the verge of mandating nearly universal contraceptive coverage through Obamacare without public notice. There would have been no controversy at all if President Obama had simply exempted religious institutions and ministries. But the administration insisted that the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s Hospital be forced to pay for the privilege of violating their convictions.

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