Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's a fine day for a rant: Nigel Farage, Euroskeptic

Speaking of the end is near, Europeans had better watch themselves. How much debt are their (and our) children being born into? Any generation that births their children into debt-servitude should be prosecuted for financial abuse.

The blaze.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Is the end really near?

from here
Christopher at Conservative Perspective posted a thought-provoking video today. It talks about the end of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, global unrest, and juxtaposes it against video of black friday shoppers scrambling into stores for deals. The narrator refers to it as Bread and Circuses, which I don't disagree with. Here is my comment:

I have a couple of relatives who geared up for midnight shopping after the Thanksgiving feast. They saw it as more of a "super bowl" of shopping. And for many ladies, the former gatherers of the hunter-gatherer culture, shopping is as natural as breathing. I don't see it as sinisterly as the maker of the video, although some decorum would be nice.


As for waking up the populace, keep in mind that nearly 50% of our people are on the dole. Many of whom were probably on that video. Welfare recipients have flat screen TVs, cable and cell phones. Why would they not scramble around shopping on black friday. What else is there to do when the football games cease? And do we really want THEM voting? Best to leave it up to the Tea Party activists, like in the 2010 elections. A number of the numb nuts stayed home, and maybe that is for the best. We had the biggest electoral shift since Herbert Hoover's admin. That is nothing to sneeze at. Sure our work is just begun. But it is a good start, and not worth the sinister music after all the work we did getting the word out about the political news of the day, working AGAINST the MSM and winning BIG. Even Soros frowned. It was a great day for America. We need to keep getting the word out, about the Federal Reserve, currency crisis, foreign enemies run amok, etc.


Maybe there is a decline, but I like to think that this is the point where we start rising. Remember. Our new reps will have an opportunity to be heard, to let OUR voices be heard, starting in January. Maybe some fun subpoena action for congressional hearings will shake things up a bit. Maybe we will have the Libs running scared for a change. It has been a long 2 years. It will be a long haul ahead.

Near white-out conditions at Mammoth

I am not sure if this picture shows how heavy the snowfall and wind were, but it was quite a day for skiing! Yes, those masked people are 2 of my kids.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cyrano De Bergerac: The Original Warrior Poet

This is a lovely old movie. Jose Ferrer at his best. Forever in love with the beautiful Roxanne. Have a great weekend, everyone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i9PGWIjjQI&feature=channel

A California Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from California. We don't get many signs of fall around here. But I did find this one leaf on my lawn.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Confused about Net Neutrality

Can anyone explain to me what Net Neutrality is? Why are the Dems for it and the Republicans against it? Note that on Nov. 2, all 95 Democrats who signed a pledge supporting net neutrality lost their respective elections throughout the country. Why, if Net Neutrality is such a good thing, does the vote need to be sneaked-in virtually on Christmas Eve (Dec. 21, 2010, does that remind you of another vote last year?).  Didn't the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. rule against Net Neutrality last April?


Will Net Neutrality "limit the amount of conservatism that people will be able to find on the internet?"

The Wikipedia description of the law sounds innocuous. Or is it another government step in taking control of the freedoms we hold dear?

CA Illegal Immigration Initiative Signature Drive

A new ballot initiative has been OK'd in California for an immigration law modeled on Arizona's law. Michael Erickson may start gathering signatures in order to get the initiative on the next ballot. He needs 433,971 valid signatures by April 21, 2011.

The proposal makes it a state crime for illegal aliens to seek work while hiding their immigration status, or for employers to “intentionally or negligently” hire an illegal. Also, all highway patrol, police, sheriff’s deputies and other officers will be required to investigate a person’s immigration status if they are “reasonably suspicious” that the person they stopped is in the country illegally. The proposal also allows legal residents to sue officials or agencies if they refuse to carry out immigration enforcement.

The difference with Arizona’s law is that officers would have to contact federal immigration authorities and conduct immigration checks within a “timely manner” and could not hold a person for a long period of time.

Michael Erickson, of Republicans for National Interest is a Tea Party activist in Belmont, CA, and is a former chair of the Sonoma County Republican Party.

The decision to allow a petition drive for this initiative was announced late Tuesday afternoon November 23, 2010 by the California Secretary of State.

Monday, November 22, 2010

His first dental visit

He was remarkably cooperative for a 3-year-old. Can you believe my baby is now three?
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Texas Elementary School Promotes Communist Flags for Kindergartners?

Passing on the latest liberal scheme. Get the kids used to communist symbols and doctrine young, and be sure and omit the American flag.
by Antoniette D Walker on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 12:06am.
 
I have receive this from a dear friend of mine, and asked to share and spread the word, I ask you to do the same, this is in attend to control our schools with out the knowledge of parents... if we don't stand up we will lose the most precious thing in this Nation, the future.. OUR CHILDREN... please pass on. Thank you!

God Bless the Republic of USA!


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I have a situation and I would appreciate your help, IF you have the time. My son's school did a play last night and it was promoting a one world government. My son has the teacher that was in charge of the play and if I make a big deal about it, she could punish my 8 yr old son and lower his grade due to my actions. : )


My boyfriend, Rusty, posted this and that even worried me some. It was called "World of Champions" and it ended with the kids singing John Lennon's "Imagine" song. 5 countries/continents were featured: USA, China, Mexico, Africa and The Philippines. As you can see in this picture that I took, 4 flags are featured behind the stage. Oddly, the American Flag was missing. I couldn't find it anywhere in the gym. The program was done the night before the kids got out for Thanksgiving. You would expect it to be a "Thanksgiving" play, but that was never mentioned.

The first thing we noticed when walking into the gym was the communist hammer and sickle on the star in the Chinese flag. It is hard to see in this photo, but it is there. We looked up the flag and did not find the hammer and sickle on the current Chinese flag. Why that was added and the American flag was missing really bothers me. I think this is a big deal as do some other parents last night. I am hoping maybe you could help me bring light to this, yet not get my innocent little boy involved.

If you could post about this, I would appreciate it. Feel free to copy and paste my comments, just not my name. If you go to Bruce Rusty Lang's page, you can see the comments that he got. He did 2 posts about this and some people are pretty upset. Some have already contacted the school about this.

Here is the info:

Longbranch Elementary School, Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Kelly Madden Principal 
Cari Nix Asst. Principal 
Dewey LePori Secretary 
Longbranch Elementary
6631 FM 1387Midlothian, TX 76065
P: 972-775-2830 F: 972-775-2024
http://www.midlothian-isd.net/

email.: communications@midlothian-isd.net

Texans? Any thoughts?

Obama's Jaw-Dropping Rudeness to Chinese Reporter

Yeesh! Obama's poor upbringing comes shining through. He treated this guy as badly as if he had been wearing Tea Party gear. Can someone get Obama back on teleprompter?


Here is the long version:


The Korean Times reported that Rui, the Chinese reporter, was arrogant to presume to speak for Koreans. But I watched the video myself, and it looked like nobody else raised their hand to ask a question. If everybody is going to sit there and one Chinese man raises his hand, how hard is it to be polite? And why the shtick about needing an interpreter? Plenty of people all over the world speak English. The polite thing to do is to wait until one is sure an interpreter is needed. Not to look at someone's facial features and assume that they cannot speak English. Rui did not stand up claiming to speak for Koreans. He asked the Korean journalists for permission after Obama was rude to him.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Americans flee unions, taxes. Low Tax states gain seats.

Funny thing happened on the way to the census....

Turns out people have been voting with their feet for years now, and those changes will be incorporated into our legislature. Low tax states such as Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each) will be gaining. And high tax states such as New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are losing one seat apiece. In 8 of 10 loser states, people can be forced to join a union in order to take certain jobs. In 7 of 8 winners, people have the right to choose whether they will contribute to a union or not.

Odd pattern developing here, doncha think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jon Stewart Shreds Charlie Rangel

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
You're a Bad Man, Charlie Rangel
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Is there a motive for U.S. Government to harass traveling public?

via komonews
It seems odd to me that the rules on pat-downs were changed so drastically this past week. Now the TSA agents are required to shove their hands down inside the underwear of American travelers? Yikes! And the alternative is to submit to irradiation via naked body scan? Yikes!

Could it be that more people are opting out of the body scan due to reasons of modesty or avoiding radiation*? Could it be that the government WANTS people scanned? Could the new pat grope-down rules be an attempt to punish people for refusing the scan? Could the government want to compile biometric data on us? Or is it all due to the latest terrorist threats?

Just askin'.
* Possible health risks: 'They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays,' Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University's prestigious school of medicine, told AFP.
'No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know X-rays are hazardous but we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,' he said.
A group of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) raised scanner health concerns in a letter sent to the White House Office of Science and Technology earlier this year.
'While the dose would be safe if it were distributed throughout the volume of the entire body, the dose to the skin may be dangerously high,' they wrote.

And what about those of us who have cancer in the family or skin cancer in the past? Should we not opt out of any radiation that could trigger cancer?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saving Las Vegas Hookers

Annie Lobert is doing God's work. Some people try to justify prostitution, but when a woman needs to take drugs in order to get through her work day, something is very very wrong. I pray that Annie is wildly successful in helping Las Vegas prostitutes to get respectable work and lives. No amount of money can compensate for the damage done to these women's characters and souls as prostitutes.

When people joke, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" I feel sad. I remember the women whose lives are being destroyed, piece by piece, night by night. There is nothing funny about that.

Meet Annie Lobert -- a former prostitute with a singular mission: saving Las Vegas hookers.
Lobert, and her faith-based mission -- which she calls "Hookers for Jesus" -- are the focus of "Hookers: Saved on the Strip," a three-part series premiering Dec. 8 on Investigation Discovery.
"When I used to get arrested and the vice [cops] called me a 'hooker,' it really offended me," Lobert told The Post. "So one day I was thinking, if I was reaching out to women and starting to go into casinos and saying, 'I can help you change your life,' and calling myself Annie, it would be a weird thing -- 'Annie Lobert's Reach Out.'
"So I figured Hookers for Jesus. I believe in God, for one, and I was a hooker and now I go and fish for people [to save]."
TV cameras follow Lobert as she tries to teach ex-call girls how to turn their lives around.
Individuals who would like to support the Destiny House program can text VEGAS to 85944 on their cell phone to make a $10 donation that will show up on your next phone bill or they can visit thechurchlv.com to make a donation and find further information.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Don't forget archery

It was a great weekend.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Literally.
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Bon Voyage, Smitty; Denise Richards Pics

I am shocked to learn through Eye of Polyphemus that Smitty is shipping out to Afghanistan. Whatta MAN! Whatta SOLDIER! THANKS SMITTY! Thanks for keeping America safe. Thank you for your service as a Navy Reservist. Out and about from mid-November until the end of 2011? Oh, my!

I hope I can be of service to you. Do you like pictures of Denise Richards? I think she's gorgeous.
via whyfame

Not just beautiful, but a great momma. She loves those girls. So much so that she tries hard to get along with their daddy, Charlie Sheen. She was even in the same hotel as Sheen when he trashed the hotel room a week ago while entertaining a, er, woman. At least there is somebody who stands by those little girls and provides some stability.
via celebritybabies

Friday, November 12, 2010

All I need to know about Islam: Not Without My Daughter

I actually read the 1987 book. Ages ago, when I was young. I never forgot it. This trailer looks to be an accurate portrayal of how I remember the book. It is one of the most gripping, terrifying stories I know. A mother's struggle to keep her child safe. Primal and timeless.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Obama Places Wreath in South Korea for Veteran's Day

President Obama took a break from praising muslims and apologizing for American "messy democracy" and placed a wreath for veterans to honor Veteran's Day.

Nothing could illustrate the yawning chasm between Obama and the American People greater than the breadth of the Pacific Ocean. I would complain about his lack of care and proper attention to our veterans, you know, those people that made America possible for the rest of us, but maybe overseas is where Obama really belongs. He waxes poetic about his stepfather's fight for Indonesian independence. He scraps the American space program in favor of praising muslims.

I think the message our "messy democracy" sent to him on November 2nd might be sinking in. Hope and change have finally come to America. Just not the kind that Obama had hoped for.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Michelle Obama dons hijab for Indonesian mosque tour

Here is the divine Miss M enjoying her hijab experience while visiting the Istiqlal mosque in Indonesia. She looks completely happy, right? Well, no matter. Obama can beat her later if she displeases him. That's legal under Sharia law....
via freepers
Where is Michelle's stylist? Who thought this overlarge, ill-fitting suit would be OK for this occasion? Especially considering that Michelle would be expected to go barefoot. Look at her holding up her pant legs to walk. This looks like one of my boys after they put on their older brother's pants by mistake.
You know, I'm glad I posted that how-to-wear-your-hijab video a while back.  Michelle looks like she did a creditable job putting this one on.  I am sorry to see that she is not asserting her rights as an American woman, in the era of women's equality, to show her hair just as much as any man.  Michelle, you let us all down when you let them oppress you.  Please ban Sharia law for all our sake.  I know you can do this by executive order.  I hear that you and Valerie Jarrett run the White House while your husband watches ESPN.  Do it for your daughters.


Edited to add:
Now, apparently, one of the Indonesian ministers claims that he was "forced" to shake Michelle Obama's hand in the receiving line when the Obama's arrived, that that he "regrets" shaking her hand.  As a muslim he is supposed to avoid touching women.  No wonder Michelle avoided travel to muslim countries prior to this trip.  This is becoming too much.

Theo Spark's Mum needs get-well cards in UK

Theo Spark is a gracious and generous blogging friend, and if his mother is anything like him, she must be a woman of great character. It looks like $0.98 is still the postage to send a letter or card from the U.S. to the U.K. Let's help to shower her with love from near and far.
Many of our readers will know of my mothers recent health problems. What I would like is for every one of our readers to send a get well card to my mum. 

I know times are hard for many of you but her health has been ruined by the NHS (read Obamacare) and a few cards and a few good wishes would be appreciated.

Her brother has now evicted her from her home and she needs needs some support.

Anyone wishing to send her a card should sent it to.

Mrs Jilly Spark
c/o Amberley Hall
55 Baldock Drive
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 3DQ
UK

PS I would like to see her get 1 million cards.


Update: I have had several requests to make finantial donations to help my Mum. 

Any donations will be put into a savings account for her. Please donate into this paypal account or enclose with the card.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oklahoma judge blocks Sharia Law ban

Judge Vicki Miles-Lagrange issued a temporary restraining order against the law that was passed by 70% of Oklahoma voters last week, effective until the November 22 hearing.
via Pat Dollard

Whooee, that didn't take long. Is it a week from Tuesday yet? No? I must say I am proud of Oklahomans for putting themselves on the forefront of our cultural clash with islam. Similarly, I am proud of Arizonans for putting themselves out in front of the illegal immigration issue by passing laws and fighting for what is right. My favorite comment on the Oklahoma law was this one:
Thing is, sharia isn’t a “Law” in any way at all! It’s only a CRIME; it only advocates for the “Holy:” murders, slavery, rapes, (of women, children, and slaves) and extortion of all non-members of the crime that is islam! It orders death for blasphemy (ridiculing and even commenting on religious superstitions) and apostasy (the desire to NOT be oppressed by same)! But hey, that’s all good and compatible with free speech and American Law, right?!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

UK institutes Work-Fare for able-bodied welfare recipients

Even the British Labour party is likely to agree to this reform, as the UK has one of the highest welfare rates in Europe.
Those forced to take up Work Activity Placements will be expected to spend 30 hours a week for four weeks at a time in a local business or project benefiting the community.
If they do not attend or fail to complete the placement a "significant" financial sanction will be imposed, such as withholding Jobseeker's Allowance for at least 3 months, government insiders said.
One source close to the plans said: "We know there are still some jobseekers out there who need an extra push to get them into the mindset of being in the working environment.
"This is all about getting them back into a working routine which in turn makes them a much more appealing prospect for an employer looking to fill a vacancy, and more confident when they enter the workplace.
"The goal is to break the habit of worklessness."
Some five million people are currently claiming out of work benefits in the UK, with 1.4 million claiming for 9 out of the last 10 years.
Britain has one of the highest rates of workless households in Europe, with 1.9 million children living in homes where no one has a job....
Under the plans, claimants face a new 12-month cap on their benefits, if ruled able to work. People who cannot work, for example the terminally ill, would be given support with no time limit.
Workfare in America began in the 1990s when President Clinton, under the influence of the Republican congress, instituted workfare reforms that helped get the nation's unemployed back to work. In Portland, Maine, the workers continue to speak well of the program:
Each morning, Portland's General Assistance office fills with men and women who need help paying their rent or some other basic expense.
But they're here for the day's job assignments.
One by one, they are sent off to clean the city's homeless shelter, do laundry at the Barron Center, clean up a park or do clerical work at City Hall, among other things.
These days, for thousands of Mainers, welfare is work. And people on the receiving end say they like it that way.
"I used to say these people are living off the state, and now I'm getting help," said Chris Conley, an unemployed 22-year-old. "That's why I like the work. ... I don't want to feel like it's handed to me."
Helping more Mainers move from welfare to work, by providing job skills, experience or education, is the one reform that virtually everyone supports.
Not exactly everyone supports it, of course. The Freedom Socialist Party wrote in 2008 that workfare programs and welfare cuts were:
Targeting the poor first. Going after welfare recipients isn't new. In 1996, Bill Clinton boasted that he was going to "end welfare as we know it." He then introduced TANF (temporary assistance for needy families), which put lifetime limits of five years on welfare aid and forced many parents into workfare - jobs that never pay a living wage. Since then, the U.S. government has dramatically reduced those who receive welfare to 1.8 million families, down from about 5 million in 1994....
This hardly means that millions have pulled out of poverty. Most families have moved into the ranks of the working poor, no better off than before.
Many have physical or mental health problems, few job skills and little work experience. Indeed, the government reports that 44 percent of TANF recipients have some sort of disability.
Others lack transportation or basic education. And in many locales across the U.S., there simply are no living-wage jobs available.
The socialist website went on to complain that the mothers on this program did not have back-up childcare available if their children got sick, and that they were unable to take their own sick days to take care of a sick child. Also, the workfare recipients were unable to unionize themselves on the level of powerful AFSCME unions.

I think they should wake up. Many middle-class workers also have to scramble to take care of sick children, sometimes losing pay for that day. And how can they say that lack of unionization is an excuse to scrap the entire program? How about the workers apply for a union job while on workfare, gaining work experience at public expense. They are more likely to get that job, than a welfare mom walking straight into a union job with no experience whatsoever.

Unemployment has become a huge problem in America with many able-bodied Americans currently out of work due to bad economic conditions. The few jobs available are held for those who have jobs already and are looking to switch. Those out of work often have bad credit and are sometimes in the foreclosure process, which shows up on a credit check, also making it more difficult to be hired by employers who may check credit before hiring. Workfare programs or any type of employment training, assistance and placement is desperately needed.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jessica Alba is back

Jessica Alba graces the cover of Elle in order to promote her new movie, "Little Fockers", with Ben Stiller. Who would guess she's a momma now.
via Fox News

She is better known for sultry poses such as this:


Do you remember her?  To me, she will always be the blonde dancer who played opposite Bruce Willis in Sin City:
via the cinema source
If you don't already know about rule 5, The Other McCain is where it all started.  There is always a thorough list of participating bloggers over there.  American Power features lovely IDF women.  Theospark has a constant assortment or mopsies and totties.  And remember to check Maggie's Notebook for her next contribution. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

COEXIST=dangerous philosophy for truly peaceful people.

via newsrealblog
Maybe in an ideal world COEXIST would all work out.  Like Rodney King, "can't we all just get along?"  Too bad that is so hard to do when the other side is out to murder you and your kids.  Because that is exactly what would happen if Israelis laid down their arms, and you might be surprised how quickly things would get bad in America if our soldiers laid down their arms.

I prefer the Peace Through Strength philosophy of Ronald Reagan.  It worked great, kept the bad guys in line, and we had a wonderful period of prosperity.

People like to make fun of Oklahomans for passing a law banning courts from considering Sharia law or international law when deciding cases, but if the law is so useless, why is everybody so up in arms about it.  And why not pass a similar law in Michigan.  Just sayin'....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Some good news from CA, George Soros is frowning.

Nationally, George Soros sponsored 7 Secretaries of State, and only 2 were elected.  I can only imagine how disappointing it is for Mr. Soros not to be able to control the outcome of more disputed elections.

In California in particular, Mr. Soros will continue to need a doctor's note in order to imbibe marijuana.

Also, he wanted redistricting power in the hands of California's (liberal) legislature, and now it will be in the hands of a balanced, sub-partisan citizen's commission.  So sad for him.  His liberal buddies will not be able to lock up CA conservatives in airtight containers any more.  There may be a glimmer of hope for California yet.

Any time Soros has a bad day politically is a good day for America.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What is going on in California, I don't know.

We conservatives in California are hurting. No matter how hard we try, we can't help our state. Now we have a "simple majority" to pass liberal spending measures? We are for sure circling the drain now. :-(
Maybe CA needs to be trashed completely before people wake up. Maybe if they go to the beach one hot summer day, and it's closed, they'll wake up. Maybe if they can't get on the freeway without paying by the mile they'll start to think differently. Liberalism is one thing, but mindless leftist robot voting is another. It's not just ignorant, it's now quite dangerous.

And many of you can laugh and carry on about how crazy voters are here - and they are - but you better be careful because this state has a huge economy, even now as gutted as it is. And CA has the juice to take a lot of the country down with it if we don't get our collective s**t together. Anyway, here's my note to my liberal friends, some of whom are really hot women who will probably hate me now. But I don't care, because I probably should have been speaking up a long, long time ago.  Enjoy.




Barbara Boxer: The people of CA, hardest hit by a lack of jobs, re-elected one of the chief architects of this economy that has given us 22% unemployment [CBS News] in our state. I have to ask those of you who voted for her: Don't you !@&$^?! get it? Or you home owners:

When Jerry Brown repeals Prop 13, and your property taxes triple (like they did LAST time under his 'leadership'), will you be upset? If you lose your house, who will you blame?

Now over to Prop 23: When the CA Air Resources Board insists that you pay 25¢ per mile to drive on the freeways [San Jose Mercury News], will you think even for a moment that maybe -- just maybe -- you weren't paying enough attention? Did you even know that C.A.R.B. can do pretty much whatever they like to enforce AB 32, including raising gasoline to $9 per gallon? [According to CARB themselves]. Our state is on the precipice of being completely broke, and the voters just created a perfect storm for these people to finish the once Golden State off. And if you think I'm exaggerating - or making things up - fine, laugh at me. But one day I'm going to follow you to the gas station and laugh at your dumb ass.

I know many of you do not share my political views, but one thing we surely agree on - we love this state. With every election, the voters are making it more and more impossible to live here. Businesses and major corporations are leaving the state. Some of our finest recreation land and parks are being shuttered. Arnold just sold the ?!@$?#?^%?& Orange County Fairground for God's sake!  And you voted to keep things going in this same direction? You know I very rarely if ever post politically, because I have a lot of respect for all of you, and I realize that good people do disagree.  I know that people on the left and the right both love this country. I know that Republicans and Democrats are both patriotic care about this land. That has not changed.

But what really bothers me, deep down, is that I don't think many voters at all did a little leg work to find out what they were really voting on. You saw a commercial with a mother holding a toddler, who was taking a breath from a large inhaler, and you said "oh we can't have that! No on 23!"  I could go on and on - Meg Whitman understands business and how to get things moving again. 22% unemployment!  That means that more than 1 in 5 Californians is, at best, unable to find full time work as they used to have. But you voted for Jerry Brown, whose history is there to see. He has said, on his radio show, that our state needs MORE welfare and LESS jobs. He said that - word for word - I'm not making it up.  And as stupid as that is, as ridiculous as it is to think that voters would give ol' Jerry Brown a second chance to ruin the state - You did it. You voted him in.

I'm not upset because my 'side' lost. I'm pissed off because CALIFORNIA lost! I'm grieved because my beloved state -- where I have grown up, gone to school, played in the surf, fallen in love, worked hard, enjoyed such great times I could never recreate them in a thousand years -- is crumbling. We are watching the demise of what was once the envy of the nation. Hard working employees are leaving. Soon, there will be government workers and people on welfare, and nothing else. Again, you think I'm exaggerating? Look around you. The state is losing its collective grip on reality.

No, I don't care about politicians - I wasn't so hot on Meg Whitman myself. I have no love for these political leaders on either side. But what happened tonight is that the California voters lost, and they don't even know it. And that's just pathetic.
Hat Tip http://thejimmyzshow.com/ via JimmyZ on Resistnet.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CA election officials take rubber erasers to 100K mail-in ballots! WHAT?

I don't see how this can be OK. All ballots should remain unmolested by officials. If the computers have a hard time reading them, count them by HAND. Geeeez!
By Erik Silk and Christina Farr; Peninsula Press

County workers used erasers to manually correct the smudge errors on every affected ballot.
County workers used erasers to manually correct the smudge errors on every affected ballot.
Santa Clara County election officials Tuesday shrugged off a printing flaw that caused some 100,000 ballots to be rejected by optical scanning machines, even as county employees worked overtime to scrub each and every ballot by hand, using rubber erasers.
Elma Rosas, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, said that even though the majority of mail-in ballots were affected by the printing flaw, the issue had been largely resolved. "The computers were letting us know there was an issue," Rosas said Tuesday night. "We looked at those 100,000, and we just took care of it."


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inthepeninsula/detail?entry_id=76165#ixzz14CAe5aOX

ACORN Announces Bankruptcy

Well, what do you know. Hey, does this mean no Acorn-shaped cookies will be served at the White House Christmas party this year? Bertha Lewis blames a "right wing media blitz." Chalk up one more election day victory for the Tea Party.

Now if only we could defund SEIU.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Obama is a Sticky Lollipop

Not my child, but this pic is close.
I was driving with my youngest sitting behind me and he said, "OK, Mom." I knew this meant he was done with whatever was in his hand and he wanted to give it to me. I quickly reached back, knowing that if I didn't he would throw whatever it was onto the carpet of the car. I suddenly realized that he was giving me the lollipop that he had gotten at the doctor's office, head-first, and that he had not made much progress on it. So I found myself with a large, wet, sticky lollipop in the palm of my hand, and a long car ride ahead. After handling the difficulty, I got to thinking.

Obama's election was full of hope for many. A number of the Americans who voted for him wanted a change from politics as usual, and wanted the transparent and ethical administration that he promised. What they got was an unpleasant surprise. Most of Obama's cabinet and czars came from the corrupt Chicago world of machine politics and conducted themselves worse than their counterparts in the Bush administration. Obama's health reform consisted not of reform but of a government takeover on an impossible scale. Hundreds of governmental bodies were created to oversee doctors who will be reduced to little more than government bureaucrats. Those that stay in the business, that is. Obama voters laughed and scoffed at us when we warned that he was a socialist. How absurd, they said. How do you like increasing spending and tripling debt in one year to the point of rivaling European socialist countries. How's THAT for socialism. Do you believe us now? Do you believe now that our country is better off with socialism, the system that punishes people for working hard? Is that the America of our hopes and dreams? Or is that a country of immature babies. A place where people don't believe in themselves, don't believe in equal opportunity. Only equal outcomes, never mind who's property is stolen to make it happen.

No. Americans got a gooey, sticky lollipop thrust into the palm of their hands and they recoiled. How much, we will see tomorrow.

Remember to get out and VOTE.